I am using adobe reader 8.1.2 with Linux, and when printing a document I would like to print it in A4 (the default paper size used by the printer). I would like to set A4 as default in Adobe reader, but cannot find any button etc for doing that. So I always have to go to the printer, acknowledge that the document can be printed on A4, return to my desk, and go to the printer again to pick up the printed document.
It would be really nice if I the document can be printed as A4 in the first place. Any ideas how to do that?
To set the printer properties within reader, following steps woud be helpful:
1) Open the document in reader.
2) Go to the print dialog.
3) Choose the desired printer form the dropdown.
4) Click the Properties button.
5) Choose the page size that you need to. Click OK.
6) Print the document.
I hope this helps.
Please write back if you still find some issues.
I think the printer is listed somwhow on this list. Its a XEROX Phaser 4500, but in the list I only can find 4500DT, 4500DX, 4500N, and 4500B.
I already tried to install some of the ppd files, but it did not solve the problem. If you know how to do it, maybe you can give the exact instructions again and I try again?
this issue is still unresolved and I would be happy if anyone has any idea.
Obvious downloading a ppd file does not work. But I have another idea: Maybe I can adjust default printing preferences in the reader_prefs file:
so that the reader always prints on an A4 page as default. But where in this file can I set these preferences?
Alex,<br />Since you are unable to get around the issue by downloading the printer's ppdf file, could you try using custom printing instead? It has an option of providing PageSize that would also be remembered by the Reader.<br /><br />Please try the following:<br />Open the print dialog and choose "Custom..." in the printers list dropdown. It will give you a textbox to type the command and a dropdown for specifying PageSize. Try giving a command like "lp -d <your_printer_name>" or "lpr -P <your_printer_name". Choose A4 in the pagesize dropdown.<br />I hope this would help you with the issue.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />Neha
To set the default page size in adobe acrobat do the following:
Go to "Start", "Printers and Faxes". Right click "Adobe PDF". Select "Properties". Click "Device Settings". Under "Form To Tray Assignment" select "A4". Click on "General". Click "Printing Preferences" and under "Adobe PDF Settings" select "Standard" as the Default Settings and "A4" as the "Adobe PDF Page Size". Click "Apply" followed by "OK" and "OK". However the page size will revert to that of your default printer so make sure that the page size of your default printer is also A4 or that Adobe is the default printer.