I am using Document Viewer 3.10.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to zoom a pdf and print it to a file (another pdf). I am able to zoom it but the issue I am facing is this :

the pdf is getting zoomed towards right and bottom... but I want to zoom the page equally on all the four sides. (Basically it is not centering)

Just to make my point more clear I have attatched the following images


input pdf screenshot

Undesired Output

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If Document Viewer with its print options cant do this job then kindly suggest which other tool can serve the purpose. Thanks in advance.

  • @RegisteredUser Well you always have the option to print to another file, instead of directly printing to a printer. In my case I want tp print it to another pfd – Swaroop Oct 13 '14 at 9:27
  • It depends... In my case I want to zoom a pdf and save it as another pdf so that I can give the zoomed pdf directly for printing (on paper). It just makes the job of the person whoever is printing a lot easier if the only work he has to do is to just print rather than worry about how to scale the document for better viewing. I hope I answered your doubt. – Swaroop Oct 13 '14 at 9:39

If you simply want to crop every page of a pdf, then I suggest Briss. It can not only crop a pdf but also produce more pages from a single page.

It is a simple yet effective pdf cropper.

To install,

  • download the briss-0.9.tar.gz file,
  • Unzip it somewhere of your choice,
  • Create a script (I named it briss.sh) with the following content:

    cd /path/to/briss/folder/briss
    java -Xmx256m -Djava.library.path=. -jar briss-0.9.jar

Make it executable (right-click on nautilus, permissions).

  • Create a briss.desktop launcher in /home/username/.local/share/applications:

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    [Desktop Entry]

Change the Exec line and the Icon line accordingly (I created an icon myself).

  • Make the .desktop file executable.
  • Run it as any other application.
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  • Can you add details on how to crop the pdf? – Registered User Oct 13 '14 at 9:44
  • Fantastic works perfectly... this is better than what I wanted. – Swaroop Oct 13 '14 at 9:55
  • @RegisteredUser It is very simple, I just downloaded and unzipped briss, navigate to the location where you did unzip and then type in the terminal java -jar briss-0.9.jar Once you do this drag your document to the application and rest is self explanatory... – Swaroop Oct 13 '14 at 9:58

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