Cropping a full size 8.5" x 11" page to a 4" x 6" label

Some shipping platforms only provide you with a full page (8.5" x 11") document. 


Frequently, they use half the page for the shipping label and the other half for the receipt or packing slip.


While there are many ways to split this page into a 4" x 6" label size, here is our favorite method:


Using Adobe "Take a Snapshot" 

  1. Download Adobe Reader if you do not have it already from the Adobe website.
  2. Save your label as a PDF file
  3. Open the file in Adobe Reader
  4. Rotate the label if needed by going to View -> Rotate View
  5. Go to Edit -> More - > Take a Snapshot
  6. Click and drag the box over your label
  7. Go to File -> Print 
  8. If the preview looks good, click "Print"


Official Adobe guide: Print portion of a PDF page using Acrobat or Reader


How can I crop multiple pages in the same document at once? 


1) On Adobe Acrobat you are able to crop several / all pages together. Please see:

2) Briss is a free open-source application available for cropping PDF pages at once. It may take a little while getting used to it but once you are comfortable with it, it is pretty fast:


3) For Mac: There is a third-party company that offers software for cropping labels:


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