I would like a software to edit Pdfs.

I have essentially margins on every page of the pdf I would like to take out before running it through OCR software. I would like to use free software.

They can not be programmatically removed to my knowledge.

  • Why do you need to remove margins if you are planning on running it through OCR software? Once it's converted to text via OCR, margins are irrelevant. – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Apr 12 '18 at 22:21
  • The ocr is incorrectly rendering page creases and handwritten text in the margins as text. – William Apr 12 '18 at 22:22
  • So, you want margins to be removed at fixed distances, for instance 3 centimeters on the left, 2 centimeters at the top, etc, right? No automatic margin size detection, right? – Nicolas Raoul Dec 10 '18 at 10:53
  • @Nicholas yes that is correct – William Dec 10 '18 at 13:44

K2pdfopt has the option to "remove margins" I just gave it a test works as expected


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Latest word will open PDF files for editing, think the online version through office365 will as well. Or the Adobe Acrobat Pro version.

As far as programmatically, not sure on Windows but if the margins are consistent then pdftk can do it on a Linux system (hint - live disc or virtual machine)

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  • How do you remove margins in word then? – William Feb 8 '17 at 2:10
  • pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-version-history PDFtk is available on Windows. – Sebastian Siemens Feb 8 '17 at 7:50
  • How about a way to convert them to pngs and then back to a pdf? – William Feb 8 '17 at 17:06
  • @SebastianSchulz that doesn't appear to let you do but a couple things like rotate the pdf and combine them – William Feb 8 '17 at 17:12
  • I have down voted this because the only requirement was to remove margins which your software doesn't do. – William Apr 12 '18 at 16:11

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