How to Resize A PDF (Updated)


Sometimes, when you are reading a PDF file, some PDF pages are too large to read or need a long time to load on the computer. Most of the time, you need a resize PDF tool to help you to solve this problem.

During your work, you need to make a consistent look with the PDF, but how to do it? You can adjust the visible page area by using the resize pages tool and the settings page boxes. Resizing pages can help you to create consistency within different PDF pages. So this article will introduce 5 ways on how to resize PDF for free easily.

Section 1 - How to Resize PDF Online for Free

1. EasePDF (Recommended)

EasePDF, one of the remarkable online PDF resize tools. It has more than 20 tools, including Word to PDF Converter, Excel to PDF Converter, eSign PDF and so on. Every tool you need to use in this converter, at your fingertips. All are 100% free and easy to use. You don't need to register before using these services.

Step 1. Navigate to EasePDF, then click the drop-down icon of the "All PDF Tools" button and then you can see the "Crop PDF" button, click on it.

Step 2. Upload your PDF file from your local computer or your cloud account like GoogleDrive, DropBox and OneDrive to EasePDF. Upload file from URL is also supported.

EasePDF Crop PDF

Step 3. Resize the PDF file. You can determine the resize size that matches all pages by moving the vertical and horizontal dotted lines on the borders of the preview of the uploaded PDF file. After all the manipulation, click on the "Crop PDF" button.

EasePDF Crop PDF Selection

Step 4. After the download is complete, you can download the resized PDF file, share it by copying and pasting the URL link with your friends or to your cloud account again. However, the server will delete the file automatically in 24 hours, so the link is only valid in 24 hours.

2. PDF Candy

PDF Candy is a very powerful multitasking PDF converter that offers a very wide range of tools to work with PDF files. This converter implements a very modern user interface which is very simple and intuitive to use.

With the help of the "Crop PDF" tool from PDF Candy, you can resize PDF online without creating an account. You are not obliged to provide any personal information or sign up for a subscription. There's no need to share your email address as the output files can be downloaded right from the website.

Step 1. Go to PDF Candy website, click on the "Crop PDF" button to start to resize the PDF.

PDF Candy Homepage Crop PDF

Step 2. Add a file to the tool (use the “Add file” button or drag and drop the file into the browser window). Upload a file from GoogleDrive or DropBox is also supported.

Step 3. You just need to move the vertical and horizontal dotted lines on the borders of the preview of the uploaded PDF file, then click on the "Crop PDF" button to get the resized PDF file.

PDF Candy Crop PDF Adjust PDF Size

Step 4. When the resizing process is done, click the "Download" button to download the resized PDF. Then you've finished your work.

3. Hipdf

Hipdf is also an easy to use, full-featured PDF editor online. They are very concerned about protecting users' privacy. All your files uploaded will be deleted automatically after 60 minutes from the server. Nobody can access your documents and your privacy is strictly protected.

This online PDF editor allows you to easily resize the PDF and adjust the margin size of all PDF pages. It is free to use, no need to sign up or install desktop software.

Step 1. Go to visit the Hipdf website. You can see the "Crop PDF" icon on the last line of the page.

Hipdf Homepage Homepage Crop PDF

Step 2. Choose File. Select a file from your local device or simply drag-and-drop it into the box.

Step 3. Resize the PDF to a selected area, adjust the margin size. Move the vertical and horizontal lines on the borders of the uploaded file preview to set the new borders for the document layout and press the "CROP" button. Get the new file as soon as it is processed.

Hipdf Crop PDF Adjust PDF Size

Step 4. Wait a few seconds. When it's done, you can save it to your local computer or save it to Google Drive and Dropbox.

Section 2 - How to Resize PDF Offline for Free

1. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is the latest incarnation of the world's most popular PDF software by Adobe. From simply viewing and manipulating documents to creating interactive forms to combining PDF files and much more, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC has everything one could ever need in a PDF solution.

Step 1. Install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on your computer.

Step 2. Choose File > Open to choose a file that needed to be cropped.

Step 3. Go to the "Tools" menu on the top, the "Edit PDF" tool is displayed in the first line of the toolbar, then choose "Edit PDF". Now Adobe Acrobat Pro DC will enter an editing mode.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Tools Edit PDF

Step 4. In the secondary toolbar, click the "Crop Pages" icon on the editing toolbar. Then select an area of the page to resize by dragging a rectangle on the page with the mouse.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Crop Page Selection

Step 5. Double-click inside the cropping rectangle. The Set Page Boxes dialog box opens, indicating the margin measurements of the cropping rectangle and the page to be cropped. Make sure everything is set as your wishes and click the "OK" button.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Crop Page Set Page Boxes

Step 6. Click File > Save as to save the new PDF file.

2. Wondershare PDFelement

Wondershare PDFelement is also an offline editor to help the user work with PDF simpler. Create, convert, edit, OCR, merge, and fill documents are all supported in PDFelement. It is capable of converting protected PDF files so that they can be used in formats like Word, Excel or any other file formats. Moreover, any file created by Wondershare PDFelement is accessible with Adobe Reader, Acrobat or any other PDF reader.

Step 1. Download the Wondershare PDFelement software first.

Step 2. Upload a file. You can click the "Open Files..." button on the home window to upload a file from your computer.

Step 3. Navigate to the "Edit" menu and click the "Crop" button. Then you can see a "Crop Settings" box. On the left side, you can drag and choose the area you need. Adjust the crop margin and page ranges are also allowed on the right side. When you finished, click the "OK" button.

Wondershare PDFelement Crop Settings

Step 4. Click File > Save as to save the file.


After reading this article, I believe you can know how to resize PDF for free. You can not only go for the online resize PDF tool but also can choose to resize PDF with a desktop program like Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Wondershare PDFelement. If you have any questions or have better ideas on how to resize PDF, please feel free to contact us

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