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Topic: Fwd: maximize textsize on a page - advanced issues (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 141243
From: joehum
Date: 10/16/2005 01:53 PM

Dear friends,

I receive a lot of scanned documents in the form of PDF from school. To
conserve paper I print 2 pages per sheet. A lot of the paper is taken up by
whitespace and a .75" margin around each page, creating a 1.5" gap down the
middle of the page and 1.5" gap around each side, drastically reducing the size
of the text. This includes a black box around each page and a small margin
between that and the sides of the page (~ 0.2") and a bigger margin along top
and bottom (~ 0.5"). I'd like to maximize the size of the text to fill up as
much of the page as possible. I'm using Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0. One
problem is that it is not easy to use the Advanced Editing -> Crop Tool because
each page is scanned in slightly differently so selecting one page and telling
the program to crop each page the same results in inefficient cropping, or
cropping that cuts off text on some pages. And as a grad student I have
hundreds of pages to read so doing each page differently is too time-consuming.
Even doing this process, setting "Remove White Margins" from the Crop Tool
CropBox wizard, as well as "Set to Zero" for the ArtBox, TrimBox and BleedBox
still results roughtly the same amount of whitespace. And in the Print Dialog
Box I set Paper Scaling to "Fit to Paper", but it doesn't help.

Is there any third party batch processing script or tool I can download that
will automatically fix this problem for me? Does Acrobat 6.0 Pro have anything
I can use? Is there a listserv or forum that might be useful for me?

Please provide any help that you can,


~ Joseph ~

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