It is possible to add information to a PDF when it is created (or even afterwords, before it is download by the user) that forces the viewer to scale when printing (or various other options).
If I understand your answer, when the user opens the PDF in Adobe Reader, it will already be scaled to whatever scaling was defined at the time the PDF was rendered. As a result, the user would not have to worry about scaling the PDF when printing it. Is my understanding correct?
No, that is not what I meant.
I meant that the PDF would carry instructions that tell Reader to PRINT it scaled – what you asked for.
You can also tell it the viewing scale default as well, if you wish.
Well, that’s not really what I asked for, but your answer will suffice. I appreciate you taking the time to address my question. Have a great day!
Setting the advanced PrintScaling property to the appropriate setting will override the local setting and force the document to print as desired.
(Optional; PDF 1.6)The page scaling option to be selected when a print dialog is displayed for this document. Valid values are None, which indicates that the print dialog should reflect no page scaling, and AppDefault, which indicates that applications should use the current print scaling. If this entry has an unrecognized value, applications should use the current print scaling. Default value: AppDefault.
These settings are explained in section 8.1, Viewer Preferences, page 577 of the following manual: PDF Reference sixth edition Adobe®
Portable Document Format Version 1.7 November 2006
Adobe Systems Incorporated
This document can be found at: http://www.aiim.org/documents/standards/pdf/Pdf_reference_1-7.pdf
The Adobe PDF 1.7 Specification has been superseded by the ISO 32000-1:2008 document. Please refer to that international standard instead.