How do I print a PDF at actual size?

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  1. JanetMermaid macrumors newbie

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    I have a Pages document that has a page size of 6 x 9 -- it is a formatted trade paperback I am trying to send off for printing. They accept PDFs but when I print to PDF I end up with a file that is 8.5 x 11 with text that is enlarged to fill the print area.

    I need a PDF that is 6 x 9, with text that remains the original size it was in Pages.

    I sure hope there's a solution and appreciate guidance.
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    In the Print Dialog, deselect the option "Scale to fit paper size" in the "Paper Handling" pane.
     
  3. JanetMermaid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, that option was not selected so that's not the problem.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Since you're in Pages, try exporting to PDF instead of using the Print to PDF functionality. It's under the Share menu. I've generally found it works better.

    jW
     
  5. JanetMermaid thread starter macrumors newbie

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