Cannot Set Custom Page Size

Community Beginner ,
Jan 23, 2021

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So I want to make my page be as large as my laptop screen, and in the process read two pages side by side like a book.

 

I followed the instructions here . But I get this message when I click Add/Modify.

 

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It happens on every page size I want to custom. I specifically want to edit the Screen one. Or at least add my own page name or format to the list.

 

How to make it happen?

 

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Edit and convert PDFs, How to, Print, Windows

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 27, 2021
Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional , Jan 27, 2021
You can enter a name for the custom page size:   Info: The forum software doesn't accept email attachments.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2021

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You can create custom page sizes. You can't change pre-defined page sizes.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2021

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There's no option to create a custom page size on the Printing Preferences or on Adobe Reader itself. Can you give me detailed instructions on how to do it?

 

Also, after printing, my pages are rotated by 90 degrees clockwise. Is there a permanent fix for it, besides rotating it counter-clockwise while viewing? I'm doing two pages on one paper and inverting the colors too. Does that have to do with this mess up?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2021

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Use the "Add..." button:

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2021

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Yes, I used that very button to arrive at the window where I'm putting in my custom sizes but there's no option on the new window to define a name for my custom page. And it's sending me to this "Not allowed" dialogue box (as attached on the body of the post).

 

I should also say, my "Replace Existing PDF" drop-down menu is grayed out and not selectable (you can see it on the attached image in the body of my post). Is it possible to fix it? I think fixing that will make my custom size work...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 27, 2021

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You can enter a name for the custom page size:

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Info: The forum software doesn't accept email attachments.

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Jan 27, 2021

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Wow the setting was really complicated. There was no way one could know that you could type into that white box when there was no instructions to do that written anywhere.

 

Thanks a lot for your help!

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