cut2col is a utility for converting 2-column to 1-column pdf documents. This is done by cutting each page into 4 pieces and merging them together so that they can be viewed on a tiny e-book reader.
Download & Installation
· Download the latest version of cut2col
· Version 0.34c (January 6, 2012) : cut2col-v34c.jar
· Version 0.34b (December 14, 2011) : cut2col-v34b.jar
· Version 0.34a (April 25, 2011) : cut2col-v34a.jar
· Version 0.34 (April 9, 2011) : cut2col-v34.jar
· Version 0.32c (March 29, 2011) : cut2col-v32c.jar
· Version 0.32b (March 2, 2011) : cut2col-v32b.jar
· Version 0.32a (Feb. 22, 2011) : cut2col-v32a.jar
· Version 0.32 (Nov. 15, 2010) : cut2col-v32.jar
· Version 0.31 (Nov. 11, 2010) : cut2col-v31.jar
· Version 0.25 (Nov. 1, 2010) : cut2col-v25.jar
· If you already have Java (at least version 5) installed,
just double-click the downloaded
· If you don’t have Java installed on your computer, get it at http://www.java.com
Version 0.34c (6 January 2012)
· Bug fixed for error when adjusting bounds close to the page border.
Version 0.34b (14 December 2011)
· Bug fixed for error when the first page is blank.
Version 0.34a (25 April 2011)
· Bug fixed for global left-bound adjustment
Version 0.34 (09 April 2011)
· Accept command-line arguments for GUI-less (java headless) app. There are 4 command-line arguments as follow
· vcut (default is -vcut:auto)
o -vcut:on <-- always vertically cut in half
o -vcut:off <-- no vertical cut
o -vcut:auto <-- let's the program decide based on page content
· hcut (default is -hcut:auto)
o -hcut:on <-- always horizontally cut in half
o -hcut:off <-- no horizontal cut
o -hcut:auto <-- let's the program decide based on page content & aspect ratio
· Two last arguments are input and output files (double quotes are needed for file-spec containing spaces)
· For examples
· java -jar cut2col-v34.jar -vcut:on -hcut:off c:\temp\in.pdf c:\temp\out.pdf
· java -jar cut2col-v34.jar -vcut:on -hcut:on "c:\temp\in file.pdf" "c:\temp\out file.pdf"
· add "check for updates…"
· Bugs fixed : resizing window, 180-degree rotated pdfs
Version 0.32c (29 Mar. 2011)
· Bug fixed for very-narrow-white-margin documents
Version 0.32b (03 Mar. 2011)
· Handle pages with rotations (can't handle 180-degree documents)
Version 0.32a (22 Feb. 2011)
· Handle pages with rotations (lot of bugs)
Version 0.32 (15 Nov. 2010)
· Auto-remove blank pages
Version 0.31 (11 Nov. 2010)
· Each page has its own crop boxes.
· Automatically set sizes and positions of all crop boxes (manually re-adjustable).
· Top and bottom margins can be adjusted globally to crop header and footer of all pages.
· Left and right margins can be adjusted to globally crop
· A plain simple window is shown after double click cut2col.jar
· Click the Open PDF to select an input PDF file.
· The first page will be shown with two crop boxes.
· Click and drag mouse to adjust sizes and positions of the two crop boxes.
· A horizontal black line is drawn at the middle of the page.
· You can turn to other pages to see whether the two crop boxes are properly placed.
· Click the Cut+Merge button, to crop, cut, merge, and save the output pdf file.
· Each page is cut into 4 subpages with the upper and lower subpages slightly overlapped (around 0.5cm.), just in case that we unintentionally cut the sentence in half.
· The output file will be named the same as the input name with “_1col” appended and saved at the same folder as the input.
· A numeric value shown inside the red box is a width-to-height ratio of the subpage (a typical value for the 6” e-reader should be around 0.75)
· iText (http://itextpdf.com) for cut and merge pdf documents.
· JPedal (http://www.jpedal.org)
for converting pdf pages to images
(used in version 0.31 and up since it’s much better than PDFRenderer)
· OneJar (http://one-jar.sourceforge.net/ for packaging executable jar)
· PDFRenderer (https://pdf-renderer.dev.java.net) for converting pdf pages to images (used in version 0.25).
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