4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2010 8:01 AM by joseph.codsi

    Printing PDF page size 8x10

    joseph.codsi

      When I print a book to a PDF file, I cannot choose the size 8x10, which is the size of my book's pages. I printed the book on letter size and sent the PDF file to the printer. But the margins of the uneven pages were off by half an inch (away from the external margin). HOW CAN THIS DEFECT BE CORRECT ???

       

      I WOULD APPREFCIATE ANY SUGGESTION.

       

      joseph.codsi

        • 1. Re: Printing PDF page size 8x10
          CtDave Level 5

          Something to try:
          n.b., may require admin rights on local machine.

           

          Windows XP
          --| Select Start > Printer and Faxes
          --| In the Printers and Faxes dialog, locate and select 'Adobe PDF'.
          --| Right click for the context menu. Select 'Set as Default Printer'.
          --| Again, from the context menu, select 'Properties' for 'Adobe PDF'.
          --| In the Adobe PDF Properties dialog, select the 'Advanced' tab.
          --| Click the 'Printing Defaults' button (bottom left).
          --| In the Adobe PDF Printing Defaults dialog,
               click the 'Add...' button (at right of the Adobe PDF Page Size entry.
          --| In the Add Custom Paper Size dialog, provide a 'Page Names' entry (i.e., 8 x 10).
          --| Enter '8' for the Paper Size Width value.
          --| Enter '10' for the Paper Size Height value.
          --| Click the 'Add/Modify' button.
          --| Back in the Adobe PDF Printing Defaults dialog,
               Consider the value selected for 'Default Settings'.
               This is the Distiller job option. The default is Standard.
               If you want other configuration(s) open Distiller.
               Select Settings > Edit Adobe PDF Settings.
               Select 'Show All Settings' (bottom left of dialog).
               Give the installed job options a look-see.
               Any job option can be edited and saved to something new.
          --| In the Adobe PDF Printing Defaults dialog,
               untick 'Rely on system fonts only; do not use document fonts' to facilitate fonts being embedded
               in the output PDF.
          --| Click OK button to close Adobe PDF Printing Defaults dialog.
          --| Click OK button to close Adobe PDF Properties dialog.
          --| Close Printers and Faxes dialog.
          --| Open authoring application, open a test copy of the working file.

           

          For Vista
          Go into the Control Panel. Select Hardware and Sound.
          Next, select Printers.
          Locate Adobe PDF; make it the default printer.
          Go into its Properties and select the Advanced tab.
          Click the 'Printing Defaults' button.
          Perform an 'Add' as decribed above.
          n.b., as you go through this, if you change default selections, remember the 'Apply' button.

           

          An example using MS Word
          --| Select File > Page Setup.
          --|  Use the drop-down 'Paper size' menu to locate and select '8 x 10'.
          --| Click OK.
          --| Save the file.
          --| Using Adobe PDFMaker, convert to PDF.
          The output PDF has a page size of 8 x 10.

           

          For Office 2007 (Word)
          --| File open in Word.
          --| Select 'Page Layout' ribbon.
          --| In the 'Page Setup" portion of the ribbon, click on 'Size'.
          --| Click "More Paper Sizes" at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
          --| In the Page Setup dialog, under 'Paper Size' use the drop-down menu to scroll–locate–select '8 x 10'
          --| Click OK. The Word file's is now '8 x 10'.
          --|  Use the Acrobat ribbon; select  "Prefrences"  to  configure Adobe PDFMaker as appropriate.
          --| Click the "Create PDF" icon to convert to a PDF having a page size of 8 x 10.

           

          A similar method would be used for whatever application is in use.


          Be well...

          • 2. Re: Printing PDF page size 8x10
            Bill@VT Level 7

            You should be able to simply select the printer properties (or create PDF properties) in your application and select the paper size to 8X10. This is similar to putting the proper paper in the printer, even though you have that size denoted in your application.

            • 3. Re: Printing PDF page size 8x10
              joseph.codsi Level 1

              Thank you for your kind help.

              Joseph

               

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              Seattle, WA 98125

              206-947-3916

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              • 4. Re: Printing PDF page size 8x10
                joseph.codsi Level 1

                Thank you for your help.

                Joseph

                 

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                Joseph Codsi

                11045 8th Ave NE

                Apt 821

                Seattle, WA 98125

                206-947-3916

                joseph.codsi@gmail.com

                www.jcodsi.webs.com

                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Quran5-Themeal/