Change pdf page size using Acrobat DC

New Here ,
Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016

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Easy way to change pdf document page size from US Letter to A4

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Community Expert , Oct 01, 2017 Oct 01, 2017

Here is infornation about how to use Preflight in Acrobat DC Pro to scale pages: Scaling Page Content in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - KHKonsulting LLC

To use the crop tool, you need to use two steps: you have to enlarge the page first and the crop it down to the target size. The problem is that Letter is wider, but shorter than A4, the change page size only works if both new sided are at least the original size, in this case, one side would be smaller. In the first step, you size the pages to the heig

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 10, 2016 Feb 10, 2016

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Hi iana2776730,

Please refer this KB doc https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/scale-or-resize-printed-pages.html‌ and check if this helps.

Let us know if you need any further help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

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does not help. I can't crop every page...is there a way to simply scale the file size? This seems very basic, but I can't find it anywhere!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 16, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

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We need a bit more information. What are you trying to accomplish? Have you tried the rescale func I mentioned above?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 17, 2017 Dec 17, 2017

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If you're interested I've developed a tool that allows you to do it quite easily: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Scale PDF Pages

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

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Hi Try. I've just paid for your tool. Can you please send the download link soon? Thanks, Ernie Beffel

 

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Explorer ,
Feb 23, 2020 Feb 23, 2020

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I'm commisserating with you, Donald. I don't want to process hundreds of pages of a PDF by resizing each one individually. This is a serious flaw in Acrobat's design/tool set. 

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Follow these steps in Adobe Acrobat:

 

1. Tools

2. Organize Pages

3. Right click first page

4. Crop Pages

5. Apply edits in "Change Page Size" and/or "Page Range" boxes

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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its work thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Appreciate the idea, but it gave me (and others) an error message of "Cannot change page size." 

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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How about if "A4" is grayed out but needed?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Wouldn't you think Adobe of all companies would have a simple way to scale all pages in a document to a uniform size by now? 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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It is possible with Adobe Acrobat DC Pro.

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New Here ,
Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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I have Adobe Acrobat DC Pro Bernd. I am yet to find the function.

It should be availabe in 3 clicks. It is not.

It's not rocket science.

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Jan 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2022

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Your attitude mirrors my mood exaclty hahaha

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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"Apply edits in "Change Page Size" and/or "Page Range" boxes" only works if you are increasing the size of the paper.

 

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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That is from 2017...Here we are in 2022 and this is still a problem. How is it Adobe cannot figure out how to scale and resize pages?

 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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In Adobe Acrobat DC Pro use the Preflight Tool to scale the pages.

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Thanks, I think. I was able to get that to work but man, that is some incomprehensible UI with multiuple confusing steps. Is this really the best Adobe can come up with for a function that seems like it should be easy? This should be acomplished in  a few intuitive clicks.

You can also print the document to a pdf and it give you the option to scale that too. But its a clunky work around.

 

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2022 Sep 27, 2022

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use print to PDF, and choose "shrink oversized pages" option.

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Sep 27, 2022 Sep 27, 2022

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Info: print to PDF will remove all interactive features.

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2016 Dec 09, 2016

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Under edit PDF find the crop tool. Draw a box around your page, doesn't matter what size, and hit enter. In the dialog box that opens on the bottom left is Change Page Size. Select custom and change the page to the size you desire.

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017

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I got a dialog box that said "Page size may not be reduced" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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LEGEND ,
Oct 01, 2017 Oct 01, 2017

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Most likely you will cut some content in changing the page size. Unlike Word PDFs do not reflow their content on the changing of page sizes.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 01, 2017 Oct 01, 2017

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In Acrobat DC Pro you can use the Preflight tool to change the page size.

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