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I can use Preview app to select a region and crop a page. Can I do the same cropping for a whole pages in pdf? Are there tools (commercial or free) available for it?

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I got a hint that works from this page

  1. At the right side bar, make it thumb-nail view, and select all pages. (command-A)
  2. Select the area with select tool.
  3. Do the crop (Command-K)
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Haven't tested yet, but if that works, sick. – ConstantineK May 25 '11 at 1:42
@hobs : It works, I checked that. – prosseek May 25 '11 at 1:53
Useful hints to go along with this: (1) Right click in the thumbnail view and select columns -> 2 to display 2 columns of thumbnails. This allows you to easily select all the even or odd pages, which can be useful if you need to crop them differently. (2) Open the ruler tab of the inspector to see details on what you are cropping. – Nathan Grigg May 25 '11 at 2:28
@nathang: Thanks for the hint, it's exactly what I wanted to do. The really sad thing is that Apple keeps removing features from its softwares to optimize for the most stupid users. They don't want to confuse them with perfectly functioning and useful stuff. The multi column option of the thumbnail view has fallen victim to this over-simplification for which I really hate them. Thankfully I've never upgraded(?) my old laptop still running OSX 10.6 with Preview 5.0.3 still having this feature. May all 1-button Apple mouse and other over-simplified unusable "designer" hw/sw burn in hell!!! :D – zagyi Jun 22 '13 at 15:39
This answer does not work in Mountaion Lion. Any workarounds? – Saaru Lindestøkke Oct 1 '13 at 15:28

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