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The nice scaling feature on the Mac is a function of the Mac OS (been there
forever) rather than Adobe's slip-up in Windows.

Does Vista have a built-in "print" to PDF function like the Mac OS?

Recently bought Acrobat Standard 8 Win (current version 9) for $45 - damn
near free - includes incredible functionality beyond the free ones. Gotta
love obsolescence ;)

If you buy the Fujitsu Scansnap (Mac or Win), you get a full copy of Acrobat
Standard FREE, plus more - the retail price of the software is about the
cost of the scanner or vice versa. The Scansnap is one of those devices that
has saved me countless hours managing the paper that I receive; Sheetfed,
single-pass, colour, duplex(!), deskew, despeckle, blank side recognition,
up to 50 sheets in the feeder.

One of the best features of Acrobat on Windows is the plug-in to Outlook: it
permits direct PDF archiving of emails individually or by folder, with
attachments intact, ... really great for archiving projects. Additionally,
it is only a one extra step process to be able to print ranges of pages from
Outlook 2007+ - something that MS locked out for some reason.

Paul Ransom, P.Eng.
ph 905 639-9628
fax 905 639-3866

> From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)>

> On May 14, 2009, at 9:28 PM, <erik_g(--nospam--at)> <erik_g(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>> The PC version is practically identical. The issue I have is that
>> while
>> it can print perfectly at 100% scale, you cannot force a specific
>> partial scale, or define an exact print window from the screen (i.e.
>> select exactly one detail and print, or print a 22x34 onto 11x17 at
>> exactly 50% scale).
> That's really odd. I'm using Acrobat 6 which is 2 versions behind.
> Have you checked your printer drivers? That's the only reason I can
> think of why Windows Acrobat and the Mac version would be different.
> It does everything I need so smoothly that I haven't had any reason
> to get a new version.
> Acrobat has uncomplicated so many things I do, I'm totally in their
> debt.You'd've thought that when MicroSoft was copying the Mac OS they
> would have put the Page Set-up function in the File menu..
> Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at

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