How to "really" crop a PDF page

This Forum is for the use of Software Developers requiring help and assistance for Tracker Software's PDF-Tools SDK of Library DLL functions(only) - Please use the PDF-XChange Drivers API SDK Forum for assistance with all PDF Print Driver related topics or PDF-XChange Viewer SDK if appropriate.

Moderators: Tracker Support, TrackerSupp-Daniel, Chris - Tracker Supp, Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team, Sean - Tracker, Tracker Supp-Stefan

Post Reply
Max SAG
User
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:54 am

How to "really" crop a PDF page

Post by Max SAG » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi,

I'm using the PDF-Tools SDK v4 (DLL version is 4.0.311.0) in a WPF project (C#, XAML, .net 4.0).

I was wondering if there was a way to "really" crop a PDF file.
I'm aware of the PXCp_PageSetBox method of xcpro40.dll. It works great but it only changes the crop box of the PDF page.
The "drawback" of this method is that your cropped PDF file has the same size on the disk that the original one.

I'm looking for a way to really cut the PDF data to get a lighter PDF file (it would be non-reversible).

Do you know if it's possible using your SDK?

I hope I've been clear enough,

Thanks

Ivan - Tracker Software
Site Admin
Posts: 3587
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:36 pm
Location: Vancouver Island - Canada
Contact:

Re: How to "really" crop a PDF page

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:33 pm

The only SDK that currently support setting crop box with redaction (removing everything outside that cropbox) is the Editor SDK.
Tracker Software (Project Director)

When attaching files to any message - please ensure they are archived and posted as a .ZIP, .RAR or .7z format - or they will not be posted - thanks.

Max SAG
User
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:54 am

Re: How to "really" crop a PDF page

Post by Max SAG » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:57 pm

Ok, thanks for the quick answer!

User avatar
Will - Tracker Supp
Site Admin
Posts: 6658
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: How to "really" crop a PDF page

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:19 pm

:D
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

Best regards

Will Travaglini
Tracker Support (Europe)
Tracker Software Products Ltd.
http://www.tracker-software.com

Post Reply