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Jun 1 2023

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Picture this: You’re looking at a PDF document, and you see something in it you want to share with a client, but you’re only looking to share the text portion or maybe just a graphic. Or perhaps you’re just looking at a PDF brochure and don’t need the margins.

Regardless of the task, you’ll need a tool to complete the job efficiently.

With Xodo, you can crop any PDF online in seconds. This quick guide will teach you how.

How to crop your PDF online with Xodo 

Use the free Crop PDF tool to trim out your PDF content. Additionally, Xodo’s cross-platform suite allows you to do almost anything with your PDF.

To crop your file, follow these quick steps:

1. Go to the free Crop PDF tool

2. Upload your PDF either from your computer, Xodo Drive, or Google Drive, and Dropbox.

3. Click and drag to make a crop selection, then click Apply to start the cropping process. 

Cropping a PDF with Xodo’s online Crop PDF tool

4. When you’re ready, click the Done Cropping button.

5. Once your file is ready, click the Download button to save your cropped PDF content to your device.

And remember, Xodo uses secure processing, ensuring that you and your document are safe.

Use other features as you crop your PDF

In addition to quick PDF cropping, Xodo offers more options for you to work more efficiently and with ease.

Upload PDFs from various cloud platforms

In addition to your hard drive, you can access files from online cloud services to streamline your workflow better. Choose from our very own Xodo Drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive. All you have to do is sign into your cloud service when prompted and you’re set! 

Refined options for accurate page cropping

When you crop a PDF, Xodo gives you flexible options: 

  • Pages to Crop: Select to crop all pages or just the current page
  • Crop Dimensions: Use pinpoint dimensions by value and specify your unit of measurement. Or select from pre-set dimensions, allowing you to auto trim your document to either Letter, Half Letter or Junior Legal paper sizes.
Cropping options in Xodo’s online Crop PDF tool

Viewing your PDF in Xodo directly

While in the process of cropping your PDF, you can view the document to quickly check the content of your file. Available viewing options will give you the ability to adjust how you view your content. Click on the gear icon in the menu bar.

You’ll see the options below:

  • Page Transition: Adjust to view pages continuously or page by page.
  • Page Orientation: Rotate pages clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page Layout: Select how you want your pages laid out for viewing.
  • Enter Fullscreen: Get a full view of your document in full screen mode.
PDF page view customization options in Xodo’s online Crop PDF viewer

Tailor your PDF pages on the spot

You can customize the view of your PDF by clicking on the side panel icon and then on the 3 dots at the bottom of the page thumbnails. You’ll get a menu where you can quickly modify your PDFs on the page-level. 

You’ll get options to:

  • Move Pages: Move any pages you want to the top or bottom of the document.
  • Adjust Page Orientation: Select which pages to orient and how you want them oriented.
  • Manipulate Pages: Click on either the Insert, Replace, Extract and Delete options will provide you with settings to select and control how you want to modify the current PDF pages.
PDF page editing options in Xodo’s online Crop PDF viewer

Save your converted file to the locations and services you use most

When you crop your PDF, you can select to save your cropped file online as well.

Save it to Xodo Drive for easy online access or to your Google Drive storage directly. You can also save it to your deice by clicking on the Download button. The choice is yours!

Unlock the full potential of your PDFs with Xodo

Cropping your PDFs has never been faster or easier with Xodo! Our simplified free cropping tool is designed with you, the user, in mind so that you can complete your PDF tasks effectively.

You can use Xodo online on desktop and mobile using your Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android device. Our suite of more than 30 PDF tools will enable you to edit, annotate, sign, and share PDFs all in one place.

Join Xodo and start using our tools now for free, or try out more capabilities with our 7-day Xodo Pro free trial. Get access to even more tools you can integrate into your document processing routine to help make your workflows more efficient than ever.

Start Your Free Trial Today!
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Reena Cruz

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