Saving a PDF at a certain zoom level

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Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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I have an Illustrator file that I want to save at different zoom levels (100% & 200%). I have to save these out to PDF's but once I open them Acrobat opens them to a certain dimension. Is there a way to manipulate the zoom and save feature in the document of Illustrator without having my users do it in Acrobat?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011
You can do it with a Batch processing in Acrobat. In Acrobat 9 it would be from Advanced>Document Processing>Batch Processing as follows

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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You will have to set the initial view in Acrobat. Open the file in Acrobat and from the File>Properties>Initial View choose a zoom level (Magnification) that suits you. Then save the file. It will assume the new view.

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Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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Keep in mind this is going to hit thousands of users is there a way I can do this type of thing inside illustrator rather than instructing my users: "Please do these steps" ? Thanks for your response.

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Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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You need to do that before sending out the PDF. Once YOU set the initial view it will carry over when you send out the document.

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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Ahh OK thanks, I didn't know I had to do it in Acrobat. I'm trying to find an easy, automated way to do this so that some of my staff can do quickly and easily. No solutions inside of Illustrator that I can write a script or action?? Thanks again!

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You can do it with a Batch processing in Acrobat. In Acrobat 9 it would be from Advanced>Document Processing>Batch Processing as follows

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Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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Larry, sir. You saved my life!!! Thank you!

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Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Thanks, but how do i find this setting in Acrobat Pro DC?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Should be in a similar place. I don't have Acrobat DC installed on this computer.

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Jun 23, 2011 Jun 23, 2011

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No. If that is critical, you explicitly must define an initial view in the PDF doc in Acrobat and save it again. However, since obeying it is a user setting in the prefs, there is no way you can force your users to view a specific zoom level. You are very much wasting your energy even going through the effort....

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Jul 12, 2011 Jul 12, 2011

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Is there a way to do this when you save from Illustrator. I have Illustrator but not Acrobat.

Thanks if anyon can help.

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Jul 12, 2011 Jul 12, 2011

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Sorry, it's not in the PDF options on saving.

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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10 years later, still not a feature... Setting an initial magnification view from Illustrator PDF Export would be wonderful.

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