How To Crop PDF Files (Without Adobe)

Crop the pages of a PDF document on this very page. Simple & Quick!
How To Crop PDF Files (Without Adobe)
Last updated on:
November 7, 2022

You're probably here because:

  • You've got a PDF document;
  • Its borders/edges are larger than necessary;
  • You want to crop that PDF to make it smaller.

If you're looking for the most relevant and free alternative to Adobe Acrobat, you're in the right place.

At SignHouse, we have a PDF crop function that does the job in no more than 10 seconds and a click of yours.

The best part is that you can crop your PDF document on this very page!

How to crop a PDF document

  1. Upload your PDF in the box above;
  2. Select the area to be cropped;
  3. Click the blue button “Apply changes”;

Wait a few seconds ⏲️.

Once that's done, our system will let you know that your document was successfully cropped and you can download it.

How to crop a PDF document

In this image, you can see our Construction Contract Template. It's free and you can get it!

Simply click on the corner that you want to crop and drag it as much as needed.

Cropping a PDF was never this easy!

PRO Tip: If you're looking to rotate a PDF's pages, know that we can help you with that — it's also done in 1 click and even less than 10 seconds!

How to edit the margins of a PDF file

Editing the margins of a PDF document works just the same as cropping it.

  1. Upload the PDF file;
  2. Click on "Edit margins" → Reduce or Extend them;
  3. Type your values & Download the new file.
How to edit the margins of a PDF file

Pick the tool that you need: reducing the PDF's margins or extending them.

After typing the values for Top/Right/Bottom/Left, you can hit the button to apply changes and download the new file.

Pro Tip: If you click the "Add more files" button, you can combine more PDFs in the document that you're currently editing.

By doing so, you get to save a cropped PDF that has pages from the other files that you've merged.

That sums up the story of cropping a PDF. Thanks for stopping by!

FAQs

Can I add page numbers in PDF?

Yes you can. Doing it has never been easier.

You can do it online, without any account required.

  1. Scroll up on this page
  2. Upload your document
  3. Select the place where you want the page numbers to be added — upper/lower/median side, on the left/right/center
  4. Click “apply changes”
  5. Download

And boom, you’re done! Page numbers added to your PDF file, 100% free.

Can you split a PDF without Adobe?

Absolutely!

If you scroll up on the page where we explain with step-by-step instructions how to split a PDF, you will be able to split a PDF without using Adobe.

On that very page, you can:

  1. Drag-and-drop the files into the upload box
  2. Choose where and how you want to split the PDF
  3. Click “Apply changes” → Download the file!

It takes a few seconds and only a few clicks.

Adobe, on the other hand, requires a download plus a few minutes.

How do I add page numbers to a PDF for free?

Here’s the fastest way to add page numbers to a PDF, as a free method.

  1. Upload your PDF on this page (or just drag-and-drop it)
  2. Select the place where you want the page numbers to be added.
  3. Click the blue button “Apply changes”
  4. Wait → Download

And that’s it!

How do I put a signature on a PDF document?

1. Open up the SignHouse app (you don't need to log in to get satrted).

Uploading a document for eSigning with SignHouse

2. Upload your PDF doc using our simple uploader. Click highlighted area in the picture above — an upload box will pop up, for you to add your .PDF file.

3. Click the “Signature” block on the sidebar

4. The pop-up showing all the options will pop-up. You will want to select “Upload”.

5. Over there you will be able to add your signature to the PDF file.

You will be able to:

  • Either drag-and-drop the signature's image/file
  • Upload by clicking → selecting the document
  • Select the image/file of your signature from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Photos

How do I paginate a PDF file?

Paginating a PDF file can be done with SignHouse’s free PDF tools.

There’s no payment, login or signup required. Just:

  1. Scroll up on this page
  2. Load your document
  3. Pick the place where you want the page numbers to be added — upper/lower/median side, on the left/right/center
  4. Press “Apply Changes”
  5. Download

And boom, you’re done! Page numbers added to your PDF file, 100% free.

About the author

Ch David is the co-founder of SignHouse. David is here to help the product development team expand the capabilities of ultimate eSignature maker for all your needs. Join David and the SignHouse team in stepping up electronic signatures!

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