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Windows 7: How to cut the lines of a pdf file

04 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 32-bit
How to cut the lines of a pdf file

Hi to all,

I have a PDF file (FreeBSD Handbook). I want to print it in paper (A4 size) and read it because reading it from screen hurts my eyes. My problem is that the lines are very tiny and long. If I print the pages in A4 size the lines/words will not be readable. If you look at the picture below you find out my problem. The solution in my mind is to somehow cut the lines and then print the lines in a bigger size. This way, the context will fit into the size of A4 paper and also readable. Is anyone aware of a tool or way to do that solution?


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04 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You might try PDF Xchange Editor. It's free. Only thing is the online help seems a bit broken.
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04 Mar 2014   #3
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

For quick and dirty do a screen snip and then look at the JPEG in any photo viewer. Very easy to enlarge on the screen for reading
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04 Mar 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Convert to Word document or text file.

If you use a PDF Reader that can convert/ export to .doc/ .docx or .txt formats then you can edit the resulting document and make the text any size you like!
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04 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro X64

While viewing the PDF file, can't you use the View tab then zoom to increase the font size?
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05 Mar 2014   #6

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Check out some of the alternatives to Adobe reader. I use Nitro PDF Reader - wait for the download action bar and click save (click anywhere on the window to dismiss the newsletter dialog).

But if you stick with Adobe, see: Adobe Reader XI - features

Read the way you like
Choose reading mode to fit more content on the screen or two-up mode to view page spreads. Use familiar keyboard shortcuts like print, zoom, and find within the browser.

Convert PDFs to Microsoft Word or Excel
Avoid retyping. Use the Adobe ExportPDF online service to turn your PDF files into editable Word or Excel files with fonts, tables, and formatting preserved.
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05 Mar 2014   #7

windows 7 32-bit

I think one solution is to first convert the pdf to Word and modify it into the Word then convert the modified to pdf and finally print at A4 size.
I installed the "PDF Xchange Editor" but apparently it doesn't have an option to convert to Word.
Please notice that my purpose is to print the book in A4 size in readable mode.
My reader is abode reader XI and it has a way to convert, "save as other" option, but it wants me to sign up and when I click on that, it takes me into that address ( which will not be opened ("This webpage is not available").
At the end I arrived to " Nitro PDF Reader". I clicked on convert button (to Word) and it started to converting but the below image was the outcome!
I added that pdf to my "iBook" in my iPhone. It exactly has did what I'm saying. It cut the lines to fit into the size of the screen without any difference (except that) with the original one.

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05 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 32 bit

Most of the free converters do it with a printer driver. You can find Word printer drivers that print other formats to a Word file. Just the same way Bullzip printer driver prints other formats to a PDF file. Just search the freeware download sites.
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05 Mar 2014   #9

windows 7 32-bit

Thank you MilesAhead. I searched for another type of the book and fortunately found a good one just like I would want. I printed it and now everything is OK. That last file contains about 1900 pages while the first one is 1300 and that's why because the last is modified and it's lines are broken.
Thanks for your responses.
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05 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 32 bit

Glad you resolved it. :)
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