As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that.

The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then the whole document is moved towards the bottom-right corner.

How to center such enlarged pdf? I'd prefer a solution that does not involve preprocessing of the pdf in any way, because it is just one more step (and I am already doing it with pdfjam - looking for a better way).

  • Hmmm....Are latex documents and pdf documents the same thing?
    – mdpc
    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:04
  • A latex document is preprocessed to pdf. You cannot modify it after that.
    – Rok Kralj
    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:05
  • Hmmm....if you have the pdf, aren't there tools out there to possibly make the modifications you desire?
    – mdpc
    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:25
  • 1
    If you are creating the PDF from LaTeX yourself, then modify the LaTeX document, not the PDF (just stating the obvious). Mar 18, 2015 at 8:40

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Calibre's ebook-viewer allows you to set margins when printing a PDF.
However it is extremely slow on some of the PDFs I have (IIRC the PDF files with scanned images that I have not yet converted to DjVu).

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