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PDF dimensions 4x bigger than PNG's

Mar 6, 2013 7:34 AM

Tags: #pdf #export #inches #dimensions #firewords



I'm working on a print document from Fireworks CS6.

The file in Fireworks is



When I export the file in PDF suddenly the file size becomes 4 times bigger. From: 4.13 inches to 43.75 and from 10.57 inches to 111.92.



Is there anything I'm doing wrong here?


Thanks a lot,

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    Mar 6, 2013 8:39 AM   in reply to 123JulienA

    As I recall, Fireworks' PDF output doesn't respect the print resolution PPI setting. It looks at the total number of pixels, and prints at 72ppi.


    With that in mind, you may want to create a copy of the document at a lower resolution (72ppi) and print from that, to obtain the correct size. It won't have the resolution you want though. Alternatively, perhaps there's a method outside of Fireworks for modifying the PPI of the original PDF to obtain the correct size and the full resolution.


    Another strategy would be to export pages as full-resolution PNGs, and then assemble them into a PDF outside of Fireworks.

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    Mar 6, 2013 9:20 AM   in reply to 123JulienA

    Sorry, not really. I tend to use Preview for PDF-related stuff.


    Another strategy might be to open the Fireworks file in Illustrator and print from there.

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