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To crop a PDF

1.
Open the pdf in Preview.

2.
Single-click on the “Select Tool,” circled above. If the little tools are not visible in the window, drag the bottom-right corner of Preview to widen the window. Or go to the Tools menu and choose “Select Tool.”

3.
Starting in an upper corner, drag diagonally downward across the pdf to select the part of it you want to save. The light area is what you want to save.

4.
If you need to resize the cropped area, position the mouse directly over one of the eight “handles” you see on the corners and edges of the cropped area (see the previous page). Drag a handle to resize.

5.
If you need to move the cropped area to another part of the page, position the pointer in the middle of the crop box. You'll notice the pointer turns into a gloved hand. Press the hand in the middle of the crop box and drag.

6.
If you have a multi-page document, it looks like the cropping will apply to every page. But don't worry—you have a choice in a minute. When you have the cropped area finalized, go to the Tools menu and choose “Crop,” or press Command K.

7.
You will be asked if you want to crop just the current page or all pages. Click the button of your choice.


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