pdf prints on different page size than ID file is set up for

New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Hi folks!,

I have a file, small at the moment but will enlarge to 500+ pages, that is set to a page size of 150mm wide by 230mm high. When I export this file to a pdf, it prints out as an A4 size? How can I get the page size to remain at 150 x 230?

Thanks for any help!

 

Steve

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Hi Steve,

my guess is the PDF has the right page size, but your print settings are set to scale the print.

 

For the exact page size open the PDF in Acrobat Pro DC, go to category Print Production > Set Page Boxes and look after TrimBox size. If you want see units in "Millimeters", first visit Acrobat's Preferences > Units & Guides and change Page & Riler Units to "Millimeters".

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Thanks Uwe, will try that in the morning!

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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If you are printing from Acrobat, make sure your print setting is set to "Actual Size" and not "Fit" (or "Shrink"), as that will enlarge your document to print inside the printable limits of the A4.

Like as attached (this is a Mac Acrobat, but there will be similiar setting is the PC version)

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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My thanks, mate!

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New Here ,
Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Hi,

That worked, thanks but does this mean I have to keep subscribing to Adobe for Acrobat? 

Please excuse my levels of ignorance!

 

Steve

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Adobe Reader will fit for printing to 100% as well.

But yes, if you are working for print related workflows, a document with 500+ pages, it is mandatory to check and preflight exported PDFs in Acrobat Pro before sending them to any printing company.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Thanks Uwe!

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