It appears that the size shown in the preview pane is the original document size. Compare
It can't be that. When I open the document on another machine it shows in the preview pane that it is 8.26 x 11.7 (A4) and on the original machine it stays as 8.5 x 11
I'm having a similar problem. What I'm trying to do is print a Microsoft Word 2010 document with paper size A4 to Adobe pdf document paper size A4. I select "A4" for paper size in word and then print using Adobe print standard settings. What I get is an Adobe document in 8.5 x 11. This is an issue because these are patent documents for electronic filing in WIPO and they must be in A4 size.
If I select other sizes in Word, such as A3, Tabloid, and Legal, the Adobe file is in the same paper size.
If I print a Powerpoint document in A4 to Adobe, the Adobe file page size is A4.
If I print an Adobe file in 8.5 x11 to Adobe A4, the second Adobe file is in A4.
I have the same problem. Using word 2010 and acrobat X. MS Word doc is A4 and Adobe PDF printer seems to know that, but the doc still comes out 8.5x11. I think this "printer" is the distiller. When I use the "save as adobe pdf" feature of word it processes through acrobat pdf maker and comes out A4. maybe a bug.
In acrobat pro, under edit, preferences, there is a a "convert to pdf" section which has application-specific preferences. also the adobe pdf size can be changed in the printer configuration under the adobe pdf printer: printer, properties, preferences.