Can I increase the format of my Adobe PDF file?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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The printshop that will print my brochure has asked me if I can increase the format with 2mm on each side. So it will be 301x314mm instead of 297x310mm.

 

Since I do not have this file in Adobe Indesign, would it be possible to do this in Adobe Acrobat PDF?

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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It depends on how the original file was created. You could try going to the Print Production tool in Adobe Acrobat and increasing the page boxes to see if it will reveal more artwork. There are four different page boxes that you can adjust. If that doesn't work, you could try opening the Edit PDF tool and manually modifying the objects. To be clear this is the hard way. Much easier in the source application.

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Hi Chad. Thanks for the solutions. Print production tool doesn't increase the mm size of the PDF and manually modifying objects also doesn't work unfortunately.

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You can increase the page size with the crop tool of Acrobat Pro.

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example adobe.PNG

 

Hi Bernd. Do you mean this one?
It increases my page size but the content doesn't increase with it, so it has white borders now and that is not my intention.

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In this case scale the pages with the preflight tool of Acrobat DC Pro.

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You have a few options here, the easiest one is probably to place the pdf into a new InDesign file at the desired final size, then either slightly distort the placed pdf in width to fit the page (including bleed, if needed) or extend the existing page elements by duplicating and moving a sliver of the placed pdf, or recreating the element in InDesign and exporting to a new pdf.

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