Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Print PDF to exactly 50% scale

May be there are easier ways to print PDF files to exact 50% scale. Adobe Reader does not have this print to scale feature. We tried using the scaling feature built in with the printer. But this resulted in non standard size sheets, which we didn't want.

We found a very easier method. Just open the PDF using Autodesk Design Review 2010 (free software) and this software has amazing capability to print to any size / scale. Just wonderful!

  1. Go to File menu > Open Autodesk Design Review 2010. By default it shows only dwf /dwfx files. But you can select other file types (including PDF) from the ‘Files of Type’ drop down.
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  2. The print window has far better options than Adobe Reader / Acrobat.  
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3 comments:

Henriette Vendelbo said...

Very useful to me. Henriette

TommyNator said...

Thanks for sharing this great tip! Adobe just doesn't cut it.

TommyNator said...

Thanks for sharing this tip!