Concerning Page Size

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xvigauge, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. xvigauge macrumors member

    xvigauge

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    #1
    So let's say I am writing my novel on my MacBook Pro with MS Word and the page size is set at the normal 8.5 x 11. When I send the manuscript to the publisher, they want it to be put into a pdf format with the page size the same size as what the book will be. The final book will be 5.5 x 8.5. After I am finished with the writing, will I think I will be able to then set the page size, but is that done before the document is put into a pdf, or after it is put into a pdf?
    xvigauge
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68020

    chscag

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    I'm not sure you can easily change the page size once you send your novel to PDF. I believe you would need additional software to do that such as Adobe Acrobat Pro. Someone else may know. However, if you write your novel using a page size of 8.5 x 11 and then change it to 5.5 x 8.5 before sending it to PDF, that will likely throw the entire format off as Word adjusts the size.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Change the size of your Word doc before you change it to PDF. You can't change the size of the PDF. Certainly not in Preview anyway.
     

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