PDF size different from InDesign document size after exporting.

New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

InDesign document SizeScreenshot 2021-09-09 172039.png
After exporting the same as pdf the size is reducedScreenshot 2021-09-09 172012.png
What might be the reason for this change?

TOPICS
Import and export

Views

40

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Looks like some kind of rounding error. What if you change the units to inches or picas?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

I see that here as well.

Background: page dimensions are stored in a PDF in points, and rounded to 2 decimal places, which is enough to cause the discrepancy when converting back to cm. I guess it depends on how Acrobat was designed to do the unit conversion. The file is still always saved in points regardless, so the difference means nothing.

As an aside, in Postscript, the dimensions are stored in points to 4 decimal places.

Interestingly, if you change your Units in Acrobat to Millimetres, it shows as exactly 1200 x 1600.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines