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Subject:Re: PDF paper size From:"Ivie, Guy" <GuyI -at- CORPMAIL -dot- FOLLETT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 22 May 1997 12:19:00 PDT
I worked in the Middle East a couple of years ago, and occasionally had
American page size docs to print on laser printers loaded with A4. Since
none of my docs ran exceptionally wide, I didn't lose any text on the
sides, and there was a bit larger margin at the bottom. Of course, I
s'pose it's possible that some software might insist that you set the
paper size of the document to match what's in the printer, but you should
be able to override that. The end result might look a little "funny" but
it isn't a disaster.
GuyI -at- corpmail -dot- follett -dot- com
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Sent: Thursday, May 22, 1997 12:36
Subject: PDF paper size
This could easily be a stupid question, but I'm willing to risk it.
We're using PDF format to distribute an electronic copy of our
programmer's manuals so our customers can print out their own
copies rather than have us ship them out at great cost. I've
done the manuals on FrameMaker, and Acrobat makes lovely
PDFs, poof! Magic.
So, here's the rub. We want to ship an international version of
our software, but that requires some changes to the functionality
of the software to meet export restrictions. No probs, I'll use
conditional text in FrameMaker. But, European users will be
printing on different paper sizes - not 8 1/2 by 11, but that crazy
A4 paper (yeah, very North-American-centric of me, but I dare
someone to haul me in front of a human rights tribunal for discriminating
on the basis of paper size). A4 is about a quarter of an inch narrower,
about 3 quarters of an inch longer than North American letter-size.
So what happens when you try to print an 8 1/2 by 11 PDF on A4
(or whatever) paper? Anybody have experience with that?
Pete Kloppenburg - pkloppen -at- certicom -dot- com