View Full Version : maxmize the PDF reading area by printing in Foxit reader


jimmyzou
04-22-2007, 06:06 PM
Ok, I know many guys here have become expert in making books for iLiad or Sony.
Making customized book for readers are lot works, and recently I tried PitShop, Acrobat Pro,pdffactory, RasterFarian and odfReader... all of them are good at certain pespects.

I just want share a simple way to enlarge reading area as we can on PDF file, because some PDF leave quite a lot space between contents and borders.
It's not about converting PDF to another, just make the PDF optimized ans stay on current struture, I think it's very useful for iLiad user, for sony user, it's not likely, because it's not enough for most of PDF even after doing this.
(unfortunetly,I'm gonna be a Sony user)

It's very simple, just use Foxit reader(free) open the PDFs, and then print it into PDF again (using acorbat pro/pdfcreator/pdffactory).
The in the printing setting, you can set print 120% or 130% or even 150% whatever, you just need set the percentage when seeing the preview, the you can less the blank as less as you can...
Then print.

It's quite simple, so I guess someone else may have found this way, but anyway, I just want share a little here :)

grimo1re
04-23-2007, 09:38 AM
Would like to try....where does one find Foxit?

igorsk
04-23-2007, 10:10 AM
Use Google, Luke!

NatCh
04-23-2007, 12:56 PM
You also might look into simply cropping the margins off your existing PDFs, that'll get rid of your extra whitespace for you. :nice:

grimo1re
04-24-2007, 12:02 PM
NatCh, how do you do that? I'm probably overlooking something but I can't figure out how to do that?

NatCh
04-24-2007, 12:53 PM
I don't recall off-hand, grimo1re (I mostly stay away from PDFs), it was discussed a good deal around the forum several months ago, I'd have to run a search. :shrug:

You'd probably be better off just using something like Rasterfarian (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10402&highlight=acrobat+crop+page). :wink: