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    Unhappy Publish Multi-sheet to PDF--to scale & 2 diff paper sizes

    Tried searches in CADTutor & internet & AutoCAD Help...

    AutoCAD 2010 (vanilla)

    Have DWGs with mulitple sheets: 2-NTS & 1-set to specific scales (each DWG may be different scale).
    Need to Publish to PDF the sheet set for 8-1/2x11 & for 11x17, keeping the set scale.

    When I attempt to publish, I can only get 11x17...

    Also, I get a warning each time I Plot or Publish:
    "Adobe PDF.pc3: This plotter configuration cannot be used for one of these reasons: the driver cannot be found, the device cannot be found, or the driver has a problem. The None plot device has been substituted."

    Not sure if this latter warning has any affect on what I'm attempting, but I'm pretty sure I just don't know what the heck I'm doing...ultimately I need to learn how to correctly publish to two different paper sizes (to scale).

    Thanks, Everyone.
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    What PDF print driver are you using then (if the Adobe.pc3 is missing)?

    Do you have sparate "page setups" (in the Page Setup Manager) for each paper size you want?
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    Cary,
    The "page setups" are named for the different page tabs. The setup is for 11x17, so I don't know how 8-1/2x11 PDFs were created initially (each DWG has 2-PDFs associated--11x17 & 8-1/2x11).
    Regarding what PDF print driver I'm using....have.no.clue...I'm publishing/printing PDFs by selecting DWG to PDF.pc3.
    New machine for me and programs were loaded by IT.
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    "DWG to PDF.pc3" is the driver you're using.
    You will need to create a page setup for the 8.5x11 page size and print using that. You already have the layout tab created for that page size, correct?
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    There is only one layout tab for the complete drawing (titleblock) and it is set up for 11x17. When I received the DWG, it came with two PDFs--one at 11x17 and one at 8-1/2x11.
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    Ok,
    If I understand you correctly, I think this is what you are wanting to do. There are 2 page setups in this dwg - one for 11x17 and one for half scale (8.5x11). Take notice of the page scaling in the setups.

    www.thecareoftrees.com/chulse/test/half%20scale%20test.dwg
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    Very helpful, Cary.
    Thanks. My limited use of AutoCAD has limited my skills/knowledge as well. I don't typically set up scaled drawings and haven't done so for a lifetime...

    Thanks again.
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    So you got it to work then?
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