PDF Sizes

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by atacinus, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    Hi, I.m trying to make a PDF [using the print command] to make a dummy for the kinkos machines. The PDF must be 4.18x6.88 inches, but when i.m in appleworks and i export to PDF [even though the page is set using a template to 4.18x6.88] it sizes to 8.5x11...does anyone know how to change this? I have openoffice too if i can use that? Also, a separate question, does this automatically embed the fonts? and if not, how can i do that?

  2. atacinus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    Fonts should be automatically embedded, from what I know.

    By the way, you don't need to bump your own thread after just 45 minutes. :rolleyes:
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You have to setup your page using a custom page size. In this case, define a page size as 4.18" x 6.88."
  5. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    How are you prining the pdf? I am assuming that you are using Preview. The Preview application, by default has the option to scale down documents to fit on a printed page. You can turn this off by going into Previews preferences and unchecking Scale down large images to fit printed page.

    Fonts and imagse are all embeded when using the Print option to save as a PDF.
  6. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    If you have Acrobat Professional you can crop your PDF after the fact.

    If you have Acrobat Distiller you can control the size from there also.
  7. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Also, if you have both of these, you can create an Adobe PDF printer that allows you to use Distiller to create PDF files without ever actually launching it. Make sure your page layout application has the correct page size in the Page Setup dialog, then print to the Adobe PDF printer with your desired Distiller settings.

    See this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthr...752#post1035752

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