3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 1:08 PM by Daniel Flavin RSS

    ID CS4 Export Pages Wrong Size

    erin.saunders1 Community Member

      I recently updated my computer from Windows XP to Windows 7. I reinstalled CS4 yesterday and am trying to update a file I created prior to updating my system.  The pages were 3.5 in X 4.5 in. When exporting to PDF, the pages came out the right size. When I updated the same file (just changed a few words and saved under a different title), I tried to export to PDF. The file took up the entire PDF page as opposed to beign 3.5X4.5 inches. Is this just a setting somewhere? I have no idea as to what could be causing this since the "new" file is the old file, just with a few words changed. I used the old file as a template. Please help!

       

      Thanks,

      Erin

        • 1. Re: ID CS4 Export Pages Wrong Size
          Daniel Flavin Community Member

          erin.saunders1 wrote:
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          I tried to export to PDF. The file took up the entire PDF page as opposed to beign 3.5X4.5 inches.

          What is the page size as listed in Acrobat, what is the Page size in InDesign (as shown in File > Document Setup)

          Two things come to mind - They are the same page size, but Acrobat is filling the viewing area (normal behavior) whereas the old file had the Initial View set to pahaps 100%.

           

          Confirm that you exported from InDesign and did not Print to PDF (Page Scaling could be invoked from the print to)

          • 2. Re: ID CS4 Export Pages Wrong Size
            erin.saunders1 Community Member

            You are correct in that I exported from InDesign and did not Print to PDF. The page size in InDesign is 3.5x4.5. When I tried to print after exporting my InDesign file, the file took up the whole page and did not stay within the 3.5x4.5 page set up. Thoughts?

            • 3. Re: ID CS4 Export Pages Wrong Size
              Daniel Flavin Community Member

              What is the Acrobat page size, I'm expecting 3.5 x 4.5 (InDesign export is pretty rock solid), and Page Scaling was enabled when printing from acrobat...

              If this is not the case a screen shot might help