I've looked through the forums and I still can't seem to get to a simple answer (if there is one). Can I change the page size of a PDF document?
Basically what I've done is take pics of documents with my phone -- instead of scanning them etc. - and I need to pop them into a PDF document to email out and/or print out. The pictures are obviously huge. I'd like to output the PDF to be letter size. Another way would be to "print to PDF" from Preview, but I don't see a PDF printer for some bizarre reason.
Mac OS 10.8, CS 5.5.
Did you install Acrobat from your CS5.5. I think it comes with AA9, but is an extra install I think. If it is installed, you should see an Adobe PDF printer (at least in Windows and I assume a MAC is similar). The fact that you don't see such a printer would suggest that you did not install Acrobat and are simply using the MAC Preview tool.
On a Mac, choose File > Print in your application. At the bottom left, click on the PDF menu.
To use the built-in Apple method of creating a PDF, choose Save as PDF. To use the Adobe method which uses Distiller in the background, choose Save as Adobe PDF.
Hey Steve. Yes, thank you. It is an installation from a CS5.5 disc. That was my confusion; that the PDF printer I've always been used to seeing in the printer drop-down, wasn't there.
Maybe it's never there on a Mac? But yes, the PDF controls appear to be in the lower left -- in the Preview app. Not sure what the difference between "Save as PDF", and "Save as Adobe PDF" is though, but I used Adobe and it worked.
My initial issue was that Adobe Acrobat Pro X gave me no options to resize an imported image, whether within the document, or to dictate page size when saving/outputting. Seems a bit strange.
In the end, the Preview app turns out to actually be a better tool for creating PDFs from image files, as you can resize, crop, and make most basic image adjustments right in there.