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Old 09-02-2011, 01:45 AM   #4
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cropping all pages at once

This took me a bit to figure out as well. You do the selection on one page of the area you want to crop. Then you open the sidebar that shows the thumbnails for all the pages. You click one of those pages and then hit command-a (select all). Then in the inspector you click crop and it crops all pages to the size you selected on the one page.

By the way, the full process I did was:

1) use Preview.app to crop all the pages as above
2) print to a new PDF file
3) open in calibre and convert to epub

This worked for one of the two PDF's I converted today. For some reason, the other looked great after I cropped it, but when I converted to epub, somehow weird page numbers (that I never saw in the PDF!) were showing up throughout the epub. For that one, I had to:

1) as above
2) as above
3) open in Acrobat and then export to text
4) edit text with vim (unix editor) and search replace /^M^L^M\d* ^M//
5) open in calibre and convert to epub
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