Easy way to change pdf document page size from US Letter to A4
You are amazing! I have been struggling with this every quarter when I publish a newsletter and import pages from contributors. Thank you so much for finally giving directions that work and don't revert back to previous sizes when sending or reopending the pdf!
Thank you so much! It works!
Thank you so much, worked perfectly!
Turtle, the question was asked in 2016 and I replied in 2018. Bernd's fix below is updated in May 2020 and it works.
THANK YOU! This is the exact solution I was looking for!
The ""Scale pages to specified size" does not show as a choice in any of the submenus under the Profile tab with the blue wrench icon selected. I have Acrobat Pro DC 2023 on Win 11. Why? The user has to FIRST make sure the Profile is set to Acrobat Pro DC 2015 Profiles from the pulldown menu. Then under the Pages submenu he will find scale choices. Use A4 (8.3 x 11.7) I found this no thanks to Adobe. And was able to resize all the pages in a new binder document to a standard size easily by using default settings.
Navigation: Print Production Tool > Preflight > Acrobat Pro DC 2015 Profiles > Scale to A4 (8.3 x 11.7) > Fix
This is the closest to an 8 x 10 document. Print the hard copy as per your usual printing method
You can also open this in Preview on a Mac, or another basic PDF application, where you will get the option to print to PDF. Scales everything down automatically.
Printing will remove all interactive features of the file.
to convert all pages in same size in singe click
Follow these steps in Adobe Acrobat:
2. Organize Pages
3. Right click first page
4. Crop Pages
5. Apply edits in "Change Page Size" and/or "Page Range" boxes
Thanks, this is very helpful! I just want to make a small but very important amendment: it's true that there's no "scale page" option in the versions after 2019. But, you can choose the "adobe pro DC 2015 profiles" from the dropdown menu at the top. Problem solved!
This is going to sound odd, but you can do it in Microsoft Word. Copy the image from Acrobat and paste into a Word document set up for A4 sizing. Then F12 (save-as) and save as a PDF. Then re-insert/combine into your original PDF. Absurd that Microsoft Word can do it but Acrobat can't, but here we are.
Sometimes you can go to tools > organize & then right click > crop pages, but it usually brings up a "Cannot resize page" error.
And before one of the "experts" chimes in with the preflight option for the 15th time in this thread, it doesn't work for what most of us are trying to do, which is edit individual pages from a multi-page document.
My newspaper size is 10x21; however when I pdf the page, it is 11x22...how do I get it stay at 10x21 inches?
The Set page size will open up, enabling you to resize PDF to A4. Scroll to the "<>" icon on the bottom of the pop-up window, and then under the “Change Page Size” tab, select the “Page Sizes” box and choose “A4” page size.
That is impossible. You cannot decrease page size and so you cannot get smaller A4 (8.27' x 11.69') from default US Legal (as you can see in Word US Legal is 8.5' x 11.00'). So...
Instead print pdf from Word to be A4. Simple and you get it.
This may be too little too late, but have you considered just using Acrobat's PDF printing feature? I literally just opened my PDF with pages that are off from the traditional letter size, and wanted to turn them into letter size. Switched my printer to "Adobe PDF," and set the page sizes and handling section to "fit." In page setup, I selected letter. Easy peasy, my PDF document pages are now all letter size. I suspect this would also work to go from letter to A4.
You probably won't see this, but for anyone else looking - this actually worked for me! I was able to resize A4 to US Letter perfectly, multiple pages at once! In case anyone else is as stoopid as me and is confused how to get it to actually save the PDF, follow all of Alejandro's steps, then at the end just press Print. It will ask you if you want to save the PDF and you can save it to your computer and it will be at the new size! I looked everywhere for how to do this, and this is the only way I found that worked. Lifesaver.
I would like to change a poster size from 52x36 to 24x36. How do I do this?
The easiest way I've found is to print it, select printer properties and choose A4 and it will automatically resize the page to the correct values.
Super simple... Choose organize pages then in the menu bar click the 'more' drop down. Choose 'set page boxes'. Next screen at the bottom left choose 'fixed page sizes' & choose your page size. Click ok and your done. I just did this easily for a scanned document to make them all a uniform A4 size. 🙂
This worked for me.
Could somebody help me resize one pdf page in Acrobat Pro? I've read this forum but the advice either doesn't work or is written in a way that makes no sense. Which particular steps should I follow to make a page that is 10x larger than the others into the same size? The crop suggestion just . . . crops the page. I want to keep all the information just make it smaller. This seems incredibly simple and yet Adobe, as far as I can tell, has no easy way to do it.