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set/change default page size Acrobat DC Win 10 Tools/Create PDF/Blank Page

New Here ,
Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017

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I want to use Acrobat Pro DC on Win 10 to create a new blank PDF, with the page size defaulting to A4.

If I go: Tools/Create PDF/Blank Page/Create, it is always US Letter size.

Is there a settings file I can change to get this to be A4 (or something else?).

I suspect it will be a .joboptions file - if so, how do I create it, what should I call it, and which folder should I put it in?

Thanks in advance,

Peter Whan

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017

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Job options not involved. If the option resets each time you are probably stuck. Consider having a stock PDF with a blank a4 page: you can insert the PDF.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017

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It can be done with a script, but you can also simply convert a blank Word document with the desired page size to a PDF and then use it as a template.

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New Here ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Did you ever find a solution for this, so it opens new PDFs in A4 without using templates or having to first use a Word document? I'm having the same issue even though I've changed everything I can possibly find to be changed to A4 size. My online search for answers is not going well at all.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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You can't change it.

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May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021

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Really bad constraint.... A4 is the international page size for non-US users.... still unresolved in May 2021...

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Community Beginner ,
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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Ditto - best I could find...
There's a neat create Form workaround with a few steps (from 2020) detailed here also:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/how-to-create-a-blank-page-in-a4/td-p/11060082

Way easier to just build a bank of templates for your ongoing needs with ProDC v2021.
Same Same headaches and headwinds - I was hoping to continue how I used to use Ai, Ps, ProX for workflow into Pr & Ae...

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