I have numerous legal size pages to scan. When I scan them, Acrobat Pro writes them to letter size pdf's. How do I set Acrobat to produce legal size pages?
Alternatively, is there a way in Acrobat to force the scanned legal size into a letter size pdf?
Is it chopping off the bottom or is it making the page sufficiently small (reduced size) so it can fit on a standard letter sized page?
OK, I think I know what you're doing. FWIW, if I was doing that I'd scan each page separately now during the scanning process.
But either way, it sounds like it's an issue that your default page setup is set for letter size, not legal size.
Are you on a Mac or a PC. If you're on a Mac, you are scanning using Apple's Image Capture software. If you're scanning on a PC, you are using the scanner's software. (Acrobat, by itself, has no scanning capabilities whatsoever.)
Either way, you need to set the size/dimentions of the scanning process to be legal size, not letter size.
Ummm, that's why I suggested you scan one page and then the other.
You can do this in Acrobat but it involves creating a copy of the image, take the first one and crop it down to page 1, then take the 2nd one and crop it down to page 2. (This is done from Edit Pages and note that after each crop, double-click the cropped region to set the crop.)
Hope that helps,
Oh, one more thing: it sounds like you're doing a scan of a photocopy or something like that? If so, the OCR quality goes down on each iteration of a copy of a copy. So do not expect great results.
Good luck on that aspect.
Well, is your scanner long enough for the entire legal sized paper to fit? I was assuming that it was becuase you didn't mention any limitation but now I have concerns. If your scanner is letter sized, you cannot scan a legal sized paper.
However, if that is the case, than scanning one page then the other (on each legal sized sheet) is your best way forward.
Thank you for letting me know your scanning background, it does help me to know what your background is. Even though you are scanning a photocopy (?) or something, do scan at at least 300ppi. Also, here's a blog I wrote for Adobe that gives some extra information about scanning documents:
Is this a bulk document scanner or a flatbed scanner?
I did use a bulk document scanner a number of years ago for several weeks but not since. I cannnot remember the specifics of how to set page size in that. As I recall, it was fairly automatic. If I put in a bunch of 8" tall documents, it gave me 8" tall PDFs. This was with a FujiScan.
What brand and what model scanner are you using?
I looked it up and it should be able to work with legal pages.
But since I've never even seen one of these I'm at a loss as to help you on that.
I hope I've helped you as much as I can, I can't think of anything else I can help with.