Print 8.5x11 construction plans on 11x17

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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I need to print construction plans on 11x17 but every time I try, it only fills up about 40% of the page. The page size in advanced settings is 8.5 x 11 and I cant seem to change it. I am concerned with manual scaling (zoom) as well becuase these plans will be used on road construction so the scaling of the actual document needs to remain accurate. 

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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If you change your print scaling to Auto, that enlarge theprintout of the document so that it fills the 11x17 page.

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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If you have your printer driver set for 8.5 X 11, you should be able to select the Size>Fit feature, and your larger-sized pages will be reduced to fit the printer's defined print area of a page.

 

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I find this lang-standing feature of Acrobat indispensable - have been using it regularly for years. I hope this solution fits your need.

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Dave

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I may have gotten the dimensions for the doc/print scenario backwards, but the solution should still work - Fit to the selected printer print should reduce or expand the output.

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