If using the Adobe PDF printer, select the printer properties and set the paper size there. Usually PDF Maker gets the size correct on the conversion. For some reason, the printer often has to be set when using it.
I have attempted to set the print size, but since I don't have the proper size printer (Adobe or any other), I haven't discovered how to
do this. As I said initially, I hope to create an 11x14 pdf document and print it elsewhere. When I try to create this document, from the 11x14 Word document, the resulting pdf is a severely cropped version of the original which omits much of the Word version.
I could print elsewhere using the Word document. But my eventual goal is to use the pdf tiling feature on the pdf document to spread it across several pages, and for this I presumably need the pdf to be complete and uncropped.
First, thanks for your help.
Second, I'm afraid I have not accurately described my document. At some point I mistakenly wrote, and continued to write, that it was 11x14, when it is 11x17, or probably I should say 17 x 11, since it is in landscape mode. I am not sure if this is relevant to my problems, however.
Concerning the advice to choose a paper size called Adobe Pdf, at what stage am I supposed to do this? Once I have created my document, and it appears on the screen with maybe 30% of the Word document missing (and no scroll bars), it seems to me all is lost. No choice of paper size is going to restore missing material.
When I open Acrobat Pro 10, and look under the file menu, the print and properties lines are both blanked out. Under edit I can go to preferences. Choosing this I see a category "convert to PDF". From there I can choose to convert a Microsoft Word file. This allows some settings, and I can change the default page size to 17 wide by 11 high. I can save this setting. However when I do this, or when I simply enter OK, I am returned to a menu which, under settings, does not show my new settings file.
Seeing nothing else I can do, I choose "create pdf" from the Getting Started menu. This allows me to browse and find my word file. There is a settings button but it is blanked out. When I highlight my file it remains blanked out. When I click "open" it creates the file. The file is as I describe -- severely cropped, with no scroll bars.
Now, under the file menu I choose properties, and it tells me the document is 17 x 11. Fine, except that it is cropped. The document fills the page, but the font is so large that much of the original document is lost, off the bottom and right side. (It displays fine in Word.) It shows the same size under the print menu. But it displays the cropped document. As I said, it appears that once the cropped document is created the lost information is irretrievable. Where am I going wrong?
No, nobody said to use a paper size called Adobe PDF. You choose a PRINTER from your list of printers called Adobe PDF. You may not have seen it, but when you install Acrobat this is installed.
You do this from Word, then print to PDF.
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