Acrobat Reader

Document Preparation

Prior to beginning the print process, determine the physical size of the document. Simply move the mouse cursor towards the bottom left corner of Adobe Acrobat's window, and the document size will appear.

page dimensions

Although Adobe Acrobat will not present an error message should the document not fit inside the clipping rectangle, the intuitive printing interface helps the user avoid any such problems.

Printing Instructions

File > Print

The following should appear:

Select the proper printer.



Once you have chosen the correct printer, click on the Properties button, the Printer Driver's properties dialog box should appear (shown below). At this point, consult the corresponding Printer Driver Instructions in order to properly set the paper size, orientation, and other options. Once finished with that portion, you should be back to the previous dialog box, where you can select OK to continue with the printing process.

dimension setup

Custom Dimensions

In order to select a custom paper size, select the Custom button from the above dialouge box. Proceed to rename the custom paper to any name you see fit. Adjust the dimensions to your selection (if a pop-up window is displayed stating that the dimensions are incorrect and need to be swapped just click OK and allow the printer to auto rotate). Save this newly named dimension setup and select OK.

custom setup



After selecting OK, you should return to the following dialog box:

Print page

At this point, you should set the appropriate Print Range and Page Handling options. The Page Scaling option offers several different modes of operation:

page scaling

Selecting Fit to Printable Area will shrink or enlarge the document such that the entire document will fit within the printer's margins. If you would like to ensure that the document is never enlarged, selecting Shrink to Printable Area will effect this change. Furthermore, you may select None if you are certain that the document has adequate margins and will not be clipped by the printer.

Hint: Selecting Shrink to Printable Area is a quick way to determine if the document will clip when printed. If a zoom of less than 100% is displayed below the preview, then the document will not fit inside the clipping rectangle.

When you are satisfied with the print setup, click OK and fill out all of the following dialouge boxes in order to spool the job to the printer's queue.

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