I found this thread on a Google search of my issues. I long suspected it was how the printer was set up. However, I have completely uninstalled, and reinstalled my printer. I have hard set the printer defaults to print "Letter" - yet everytime I open Adobe Reader and try to print something... I have to go into my advanced Adobe Reader print settings, which takes me to my printer settings, and the printer is switched back to A4.
I close everything, and open my printer settings, it's set to Letter. If I open Adobe, and select print, and set all the print settings to letter, it prints without issue. If I leave it open and check my printer settings, they remain set at Letter. But if I close Adobe, and reopen it, even reopen the same file, formated for Letter, and try to print, Reader will be stretching it to fit, because Reader's internal settings reset my Printer defaults to A4 - but only for Reader.
Any ideas what is going on?
I just updated everything today, so, Windows 10 as current as it gets, and Adobe Reader, current. Printer doesn't matter, Reader has done this since at LEAST Windows 7, but Lexmark C3224 - all drivers updated.
Hi, I had the same problem (just the other way around, after Adobe update it changed the default to "Letter", very annoying).
My solution (for Windows 10, 21H2, build 19044.2546 with Adobe Acrobat Standard version 2022.003.20314):
- go to settings
- go to devices
- go to printers and scanners
- click on "Adobe PDF"
- click on "Management"
- click on "Printer properties" (your default will show A4)
- go to "advanced" tab and change default settings to "letter"
- go to "devicesettings" tab and change format to "letter"
My Windows version is in Dutch so the way to get there might be different.
I am creating a pdf from Excel. In Excel I have sent the doc size to Letter since the pdf is going to the States. My printer default is A4.
So how do I create the pdf as Letter size ? It is always created as A4.
Microsoft uses it's own pdf generator. You'll want to ask in one of their forums since this doesn't involve Adobe.
Thanks! This solved my problem!