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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I have a PDF that is 240" x 72". Because the PDF has extra space and crops, I wanted to quickly drop it into InDesign to confirm size. I selected Trim size in options, but it imports at 10% of size, and shows me 24" x 7.2". If I use Illustrator to open the PDF, it shows me real size, 240" x 72".

 

Am I missing something?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Confirm the size in Acrobat Use the Crop https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/crop-pdf-pages.html      

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
This is all very familiar and then I rembered this: Beware 200″ Limit for PDFs | CreativePro Network

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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InDesign's maximum page size is 216 inches.

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InDesign has a maximum dimension of 216 inches, so how exactly were you doing this?

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I didn't get an error when I created a page size 240" wide, so after your replies I see that it defaulted down to 216, so I am guessing that it scaled the PDF because it is unable to place at 100% size.

 

Thanks for the replies Peter and Bob.

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You're right, there's no alert but I do see that if you go over 216 the field is highlighted in red.

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Confirm the size in Acrobat

Use the Crop

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/crop-pdf-pages.html

 

 

 

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Also, Acrobat has a 200" limit. If I try to export a 216" x 216" document I get this warning:

 

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The document properties of the exported PDF shows it has been cropped:

 

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This is all very familiar and then I rembered this:

 

Beware 200″ Limit for PDFs | CreativePro Network

 

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At this point, given the size limitations, one has to wonder if the original PDF in question wasn't created at 10% scale. That wouldn't be unusual for a banner.

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