I have a series of PDF files that need to be adjusted for printing, e.g., the content is not spaced properly. There are 9 content areas (3 across and 3 down) on each of files ranging from 32 to 60 pages. I tried to do this manually, but it is much too time-consuming. I tried to create actionscript, but don't have the technical expertise to code it. Someone else wrote a macro in vba, but could not get the crop command to work. Here's what I was doing manually:
Define first crop area
Print to PDF (page size 2.83 x 3.66 centered
Save file as page 1
Define next crop area
After the last of the 9 areas - go to next page.
Repeat until end of file
I manually assembled the pages into one document which I can continue to do manually as it's easy to do so in Acrobat. The printer can then step & repeat the file to print the 9 areas spaced properly on 8.5x11 so they could be cut to a consistent size.
Is this the way to do it? I don't have access to the original files to create the pdfs.
The link describes how to do what you are planning on doing with two parts of a page that need to be saved as individual pages. You would have to do this 9 times.
There is no need to "print to PDF" - you can just save the PDF page as it is - with the crop box set accordingly.
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