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Size of PDF output created in FrameMaker

Apr 29, 2013 3:39 PM

Hi, I am getting different page sizes when I print a FrameMaker document directly to a printer and when I create a PDF file from FrameMaker and print the PDF. The page printed by PDF seems to be reduced to 95% of the page printed by FrameMaker. I have tried both Save as PDF and printing with Adobe PDF as the printer.  I've used a fully-updated version of Acrobat 9 Pro and the version of distiller installed with FM 11. I've tried FM 10 and FM 11. I've used two different computers (one with Windows 7 and one with Vista) and two different printers. I've changed PDF job options. Six months ago, I printed an earlier version of the same document from PDF without this problem. Can someone suggest what might have changed? Thanks.

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    Apr 29, 2013 6:13 PM   in reply to Lynne Price

    Change the print pdf dialog box so that no scaling is done.

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    Apr 29, 2013 7:13 PM   in reply to Lynne Price



    Check to see that the Scale to Fit option isn't enabled in the Acrobat print options. This typically takes into account the printer margins and would give about a 95% scaling that you mention.

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    Apr 30, 2013 8:06 AM   in reply to Lynne Price

    Hi Lynne,


    I can't remember if any of the defaults changed in Acrobat v.9 (it's at v.XI now). However, the options in the Acrobat Print settings are "sticky", so perhaps it was set for one job and not noticed when yours was run.

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