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Changing aspect ratio of shared documents in Connect

Nov 17, 2013 11:00 PM

Tags: #pdf #document #share #aspect_ratio #adobe_connect



I'm trying to find a way to change the aspect ratio of PDFs when they are viewed as a shared document in Connect. It looks like they default to 4:3 ratio, and even when the pod is not shaped 4:3, it only displays part of the document (filling the rest of the pod with grey space). Ideally, I'd like to be able to have the entire pod be visible space, and then adjust the zoom on the PDF as needed.


Thanks for your help!



  • Sameer Puri
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    Nov 18, 2013 5:44 AM   in reply to GABAAD



    There are 2 options available in the share pod's bottom bar - Fit Width and Fit Page. I guess Fit Width option is what you are looking for.


    Please do let us know if this does help you OR let us know if you were looking for something else.



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    Nov 21, 2013 2:45 PM   in reply to GABAAD

    I've bugged every Adobe rep I've run into over this for several years. It should be a huge embarrassment, given that it's THEIR products that aren't playing nice with each other. One work around is to use Adobe Acrobat Pro's "Save As" feature to convert the PDF pages to TIFF or JPEG images, and then import into PPT slides.

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    Nov 25, 2013 6:53 AM   in reply to GABAAD

    When I first started using Adobe Connect, Adobe offered a PDF viewer add-in one could buy ($10?) that did what we want. Don't know whether it would work with a modern OS, web browser, and up-to-date Adobe Connect. I never pursued this, since I kept thinking Adobe woudl fix this glaring inadequacy ASAP. Think I'll start digging through my archives.

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  • Jorma Jennings
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    Nov 25, 2013 8:12 AM   in reply to Eric Engelmann



    I think you are thinking of FlashPaper, which converted documents to SWF. Does that sound right?

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    Nov 25, 2013 9:09 AM   in reply to Jorma Jennings

    That sounds right. It's just been a looooong time. I remember it having controls that let me present a PDF's content any way I liked, including zoom options. I found my old copy, tried to install it under Windows 7, and got this error message:


    Perhaps one could install it under an older OS, create the SWF, then share that file in AC, but that's too much work for my clients. I'd much rather Adobe just fixed PDF wide screen presentations in AC.

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    Nov 25, 2013 9:37 AM   in reply to Eric Engelmann

    Jorma sent me a link to a version that installed in XP compatibility mode. Unfortunately, the created SWF won't display wide-screen in an AC pod, either. Makes me wonder if the AC team borrowed code from Flashpaper. Flash Paper workaround was a dead end.

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