Monday, October 20, 2008

Print PDF to Half scale from Adobe Reader

Before I start: IF you use Autodesk DWF, you will not have this problem!

Adobe reader 8 does not allow you to print to a certain scale, except for:

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Some printer drivers allow you to print in a desired scale.

To do this, while in the print dialog box, go to printer properties

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and change the option for scaling there:

image (Canon copier)

image (HP Designjet)

image (IKON color laser)

image (Oce 600)

Remember to print to full scale from the application (in this case Adobe Reader) with no scaling and select the Paper size that matches the paper size of the PDF document. The printer driver scales and prints in appropriate size and sheet (in Oce!)

1 comment:

Karsten Rudolf said...

Thanks! Great solution that saved me quite a bit of time on a saturday morning :)