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Tips for pdf-files

How to change the page size of a PDF-file

If you need to attach e.g. articles to your PhD thesis, you might run into trouble. In most cases, this is due to the fact that articles appear in a format different from 170 x 240 mm. Try the following steps:

  • Open the PDF-file in a PDF reader, e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Print the PDF-file to a PDF printer (e.g. CutePDF in Windows), where you set page size to 170 x 240 mm. The programme will subsequently adapt the original document to the new page size.
  • Save the file.

How to check the page size of a PDF-file

In Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can right click on the document and select ' document properties'.


Windows: We do not recommend specific software or web service for this. But a search for “PDF merge” provides many opportunities. Please notice if there are specific terms of use of the various services.

Download PDF example

Instructions for 2-page view in PDF (in Danish)