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How to shrink the size of the cover page (the 1st page) of a pdf file?

New Here ,
Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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The pdf file is here: https://zzzhhh.egnyte.com/dl/E2fDor5OZq

As you can see, the cover page (the 1st page) is far larger than all other pages. So I want to shrink it to the same size as others, specifically, to 8.263 in x 11.695 in. I read the article here which uses Preflight to scale a page. But maybe because I am working on Windows 10, the "Scale pages to specified size" fixup does not exist (please disregard the one I created in the screeshot below):

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So, I decided to create one according to this article. However, I don't know what I should set in the "Adjustment" option. What is worse, since I only need to shrink the first page, I don't want to apply the fixup to all pages. But I did not find "First page" or "Specified page(s)" that I expect in the dropdown menu of "Apply to".

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So, can you please tell me what the "Adjustment" option I should choose for shrinking, and how to specify "Apply to" to apply the fixup to the cover page only? In addition, it's so awkward to use Preflight to perform such a simple task. Is there any other function in Acrabat DC Pro I can use to do it in an easy way? The answer from Sophia Baloch in this thread seems to work (Crop Pages) , but I got a ridiculous error "Page size may not be reduced". Please help me with this simple task of shrinking the cover page. Thank you.

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021
Extract the cover page as a single page PDF. Then apply the fix up to that new document. Then in the pages panel, replace the cover page of your book with the smaller one you've just made. 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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You can apply the fixup to all pages.

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Yes, I can. But I don't want to do that.

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Change the "Apply to" entry.

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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change to what?

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Extract the cover page as a single page PDF. Then apply the fix up to that new document. Then in the pages panel, replace the cover page of your book with the smaller one you've just made. 

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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In addition to Document Geek post:

 

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What's the sense of your addition?

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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All the pages of your document are in A4 format, except the cover, so you can use this fixup.

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