Thank you in advance for your assistance. I am evaluating 8.0 Professional on my pc (XP SP2 w/ 3.5GB of RAM and 2.5GHZ CPU). I want to see if the Professional can modify margins of pdf files that I get from various places but I am not finding anything in the documentation or via google. This should be an easy thing to do, like in MS Word you go to "Page Setup" and change the margins. I cannot find this functionality in Acrobat 8.0. Can someone please tell me how to modify the margins? The document in it's present configuration wastes paper and leaves alot of it blank when it could be printed on. Trying to be a conscientious worker by not wasting paper and Acrobat is not cooperating with me.
I converted a Word doc into a .pdf, but my word doc is 1/4 page and it gives me a full page in pdf. How can I make it a 1/4 page in .pdf as well?
I also have a simular question. We have thousands of PDF documents that the Police and Fire stations have already saved. But the clerk of the courts now needs a 1 inch bourder at the top of all PDF's is there a faster way to set that up within the user profile so that when a pdf is opened that the corrections has been added to the boarder or is a one document at a time fix? If so this is going to take alot of man hours to make the changes.
just try a different pdf reader like foxit...should fix any print margin issues easily. simple as that. good luck
I have Acrobat Standard DC and manipulate documents all the time. Not sure where all these, can't be done, isn't a processor, and such is coming from. Peope simply want to make the document stay at the top of the page while shrinking it enough to stay within the printable area. Use the EDIT option and click on the HEADER AND FOOTER button. Choose ADD and a window will pop up. Enter the margins you want in the MARGIN section on the top right of the window. Then click on the hyperlink that says APPEARANCE OPTIONS... . Enable the 1st checkbox that says SHRINK DOCUMENT TO AVOID OVERWRIGHTING THE DOCUMENT'S TEXT AND GRAPHICS. Enable the 2nd checkbox if you choose, then click OK. Click OK in the main window to close the ADD HEADER AND FOOTER window. Now click PRINT and select the PAGE SIZING you desire and you will see in the preview window how it is laid out and whatever space you set is now the margin.
Pay around with these steps. You can add multiple files to the ADD HEADER AND FOOTER window and adjust them all at once. I'm so glad I forced myself not to accept something I KNEW could be changed!!
While I'm not the original poster, I'm printing four pages onto one page. One inch margins is not maximizing the size of each page thus making it that much more difficult to read. I could fit my files on to one page (duplexed) but because of the stupid one inch margin I can't adjust, it's near impossible to read without really focusing which defeats the purpose. Doesn't make any sense to not be able to adjust the print margins and take advantage of as much space on the paper as possible. Not like I'm on a screen and can just zoom in. Adjustting print margins should be basic yet they're grayed out at 1" with no way to adjust them.
It is insane not to be able to modify printing margins, especially when printing the area selected with Edit / Take a snapshot, which invariably stands right in the middle of the page, and no way to align it elsewhere...
Chrome can do it when printing any part of a web page, would that be so difficult to add it to Adobe Reader ?
I'm having a similar issue. My online literature course requires annotations and I am printing the pages with 2 on each size to minimize waste. When I went to print, it looks like there is not enough space on the left side for me to write annotations, so I want to scale the pages down a little or change the margins. I am assuming Adobe has changed a lot since the OP made this post as now there are ways to edit the text itself, but the margins are locked under page setup when I go to print.
Sorry, but asking for printing options is not a function of a "word processor". But thanks for coming off as belittling.
Something as basic as wanting to conserve paper and fit more than one page on a sheet shouldn't be met with a difficult task. And print setting don't offer the flexibility to do something like booklet printing and such.
And for the record...PDF's are documents. This is a viewer and printer. Many receive printable pdf's for and would like a little flexibility in how it prints and views. If many people are asking for something as simple as the ability to change margins, maybe the issue is you and Adobe and not the people asking for some changes to be made.
Then why is there a "create blank page" option for creating pages from scratch? It IS a document creation tool as well.
It's pretty lame that it's so buried, but you actually can change the margins through the header and footer dialog box. Go under "Documents," select "Header and Footer," and in the upper right-hand corner of the dialog box the top, bottom, right, and left margins can be changed there.
Hope that helps.
Absolutely rediculous that since the margins *can* be changed that the option is not right under the File menu, that there's no Page Setup option or something equally straightforward. I don't generally like Adobe because there are so many things like that about the program, but given that it's the industry standard for viewing scanned documents, we're kinda over a barrel with this. Really, really lame though.
I searched Adobe's program help, online help, this forum--then my co-worker pointed out that the margin settings were right there in the Header and Footer dialog box! Great co-worker. Lame program and help options.