Custom size PDF from Word

Subject: Custom size PDF from Word
From: Shannon Luce <Shannon -dot- Luce -at- GE-interlogix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 12:36:47 -0400

I posted this on another list and got a few responses; however, none of them
helped. They all recommended setting Distiller's print settings to the
correct size, which we have done.

We have a Word template that is 5.5(w) by 8.5(h). The margins on the first
page are .13 inches top/bottom and .25 inside/outside. The first page is a
graphic inline with text. The other pages are .5 all around. When I create a
PDF from Word's built-in PDFMaker, it tells me that the margins of all
sections are not in the printable range. If I ignore this, the bottom of the
first page is cut off. I have set Distiller's print settings to 5.5 by 8.5
(postscript custom). The best I can do is to create a postscript file, and
then use Distiller to create the PDF. The PDF is 5.5 by 8.5, but it floats
in the middle of a letter-size page. We want a PDF and page that is 5.5 by
8.5, a letter-size page with a 5.5 by 8.5 PDF in the upper left-hand corner
(that's how it prints in Word), or landscape page with two 5.5 by 8.5 PDFs
per page. (I hope that made sense.) Any ideas? I have tried everything I
know to try. We have created PDFs from 8.5 by 5.5 Word docs that are 8.5 by
5.5, but we can't remember how we did it. I guess I'll start documenting
procedures, even if they are simple at the time and I think I'll remember


Shannon K. Luce
Technical Editor and Writer
GE Interlogix, Kalatel division
Shannon -dot- Luce -at- GE-Interlogix -dot- com

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