How To Remove Crop Marks From AutoPublish PDF

If you need to remove the cropmarks from the AutoPublish PDF, follow the steps below in Adobe Acrobat DC:

Link to notes on Adobe's website:

Last updated on 12 Dec 2022 Also Applies to Adobe Acrobat 2017, Adobe Acrobat 2020

You can adjust the visible page area using the Crop Pages tool and the Set Page Boxes dialog box. Cropping pages can help you create consistency within a PDF composed of pages of different sizes.


Crop a page using the Crop tool


Cropping does not reduce file size because information is merely hidden, not discarded.

  1. Choose Tools > Edit PDF.

    The Edit PDF toolset is displayed in the secondary toolbar.

  2. In the secondary toolbar, select Crop Pages.

  3. Drag a rectangle on the page that you want to crop. If necessary, drag the corner handles of the cropping rectangle until the page is the size you want.

  4. Double-click inside the cropping rectangle.
     The Set Page Boxes dialog indicates the margin measurements of the cropping rectangle and the page to be cropped. You can override the crop area you defined, by making new selections in the dialog box before clicking OK.
  5. To apply these settings to more pages, set the page range or select All under Page Range.


    Note: In testing selecting All as the page range did not work for me.  I would recommend using the From - To page range setting and add the last page number in the To field.

6. Select OK to crop the page or pages.


Optomize PDF File Size

If you need to reduce the file size follow the steps in the link below to Optimize the pdf in Acrobat Pro:
Follow the option Advanced Option to reduce the PDF file size.
In testing it reduced a 35MB file down to 9MB

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