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Printing a pdf file/drawing to an exact scale????

Nov 27, 2011 6:57 PM

I've received some drawings of buildings we are building from our contractor and would like to print them "to scale".  The drawing properties show the drawings to be on 24 x 18 inch paper and my printer can only handle 11 x 17 inch paper.  "Fit to printing area" or whatever it is scales to 60%.  The drawing is 1/2" = 1' and the only thing I can get is a 60% scale which doesn't fit any normal arch. or engineering scale.


How can I scale a file/drawing to an exact/custom scale?  I have Reader X and Acrobat X Pro and Distiller X Pro, as well as a bunch of other "PDF reader" programs that I've tried to no avail.  Help.



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    Nov 28, 2011 6:34 AM   in reply to montejw360

    You could crop the page into the 4 quadrants and print each quadrant at a time without scaling. You would then have to piece the parts together.

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