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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: PDFs
- From: jrgrill(--nospam--at)cableone.net
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 22:09:16 +0000
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| I solved this by purchasing Bluebeam. May never have to use Adobe again. Not free, but I like it.|
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From: "Adair, Joel"
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 16:56:10 -0500
Subject: RE: PDFs
Your problem below is exactly why I use the free Brava! Reader – complete control over the printed scale, print region, etc.
Christopher Wright P.E. wrote:
Maybe it’s a Mac thing. I can’t find a page set-up menu.
All I want, bad taste or not, is to print the D sheets I get from architects at 1/8” scale (usually) on 11x17. I’m sick of having D sheets all over my desk. But Acrobat will not print at 50%. It only prints “fit to page,” which is about 44 - 47% when reducing 24x36 to 11x17. I don’t need to be terribly accurate, but I want to scale areas for wind loading, trib, etc quickly...directly off 11x17 with my trusty scale.
I use the CutePdf writer when I make .pdfs, and I can make them to any scale, but once they’re created I don’t know how to use CutePdf to plot at some other scale. For example, my deliverables are usually D sheets, but for my files and for site visits I want the same thing at 50% on 11x17. I’ve been using an Acrobat plug-in called Mapsoft Content Scaler, with which I can scale the entire .pdf and save it as a new file, but I have to scale, then crop white space, ... It’s a pain. This all seems like it should be much simpler; that’s why I’m convinced I must be missing something.
Thanks for your thoughts, all of you .pdf users.
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