The default paper size is not a Reader setting. Like many applications, the Reader uses the system-wide defaults set in the printer properties for each printer in the Windows control panel. That is the default shown unless you have the Reader's option to "choose paper source by PDF page size" enabled.
You haven't said what version of Reader or of Windows that you use, but here is the sequence for Windows Vista:
Open control panel. Click "Hardware & Sound" then Printers. Right-click on the printer in question and click Printing Preferences from the context menu. Choose a new paper size in the appropriate tab, click OK, and exit.
The procedure for other versions of Windows varies, but there is always a printer properties dialog that sets the defaults. The dialog is available for each printer via the control panel.
Yes, (I use pdfcreator as the default printer on my notebook.) But it's default papersize was set to A4. It seemed that even though I had redirected the printer to an HP Laserjet with the proper default paper size, the software had picked up the first one.
I have a similiar problem. I use edocprint as default(pdf)printer which opens Acrobat Reader 8.12. When I change the printer to HL-1470 (or any other) I always have to change papersize from user defined (Benutzerdefiniert) to A4. Default Setting edoc and HL is A4. The Workstation is XP pro and my Notebook has Acrobat 5 installed and I have the same problem there when Acrobat prints a PDF and I want to print the PDF on a real printer. Thanks for any suggestions!
I am creating a pdf from Excel. In Excel I have sent the doc size to Letter since the pdf is going to the States. My printer default is A4.
So how do I create the pdf as Letter size ? It is always created as A4.
Microsoft uses it's own pdf generator. You'll want to ask in one of their forums since this doesn't involve Adobe.