pdfcrop bounding box problem

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sat Oct 19 15:33:35 CEST 2019

Hi, the following document, processed with any engine, crops improperly.
Perhaps this is a ghostscript problem, but I'll post it here in case
anyone can figure it out.

Some Text\par\vspace{12pt}
Some more text\par%
Even more text\par
Something else\par}

The output of pdfcrop (TL 2019, running on a Mac).  David Carlisle also
replicated this behaviour using cygwin.

pdfcrop --verbose pdfcrop-mwe.pdf
PDFCROP 1.38, 2012/11/02 - Copyright (c) 2002-2012 by Heiko Oberdiek.
* PDF header: %PDF-1.5
* Running ghostscript for BoundingBox calculation ...
GPL Ghostscript 9.27 (2019-04-04)
Copyright (C) 2018 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
This software is supplied under the GNU AGPLv3 and comes with NO WARRANTY:
see the file COPYING for details.
Processing pages 1 through 1.
Page 1
%%BoundingBox: 139 624 210 695
* Page 1: 139 624 210 695
%%HiResBoundingBox: 139.805996 624.095981 209.519994 694.745979
* Running pdfTeX ...
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX Live 2019)
(preloaded format=pdftex)
entering extended mode
(./tmp-pdfcrop-53360.tex [1 <./pdfcrop-mwe.pdf>] )
Output written on tmp-pdfcrop-53360.pdf (1 page, 22476 bytes).
Transcript written on tmp-pdfcrop-53360.log.
==> 1 page written on `pdfcrop-mwe-crop.pdf'.

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