Uncheck "Choose Paper Source by PDF paper size", then choose the size paper you want, then change "Page Scaling" to do what you prefer (like Fit to Printer Margins)
We often receive PDF drawings from architects that are *to scale* on large sheets (24x36 or 30x42). We would like to print these drawings on a smaller sheet, using a particular scale, such as 50%.
Is it possible to print PDF files to 50% or 25% scale? Acrobat Reader 7 does not allow you to change scale (percent) -- it only allows printing at 1:1 scale, which is not helpful when I want to print sets at half-size.
Is there another program out there that will do this?
Thanks in advance,
This only allows me to estimate the %... it will tend to be either 51%, 49%, etc... never a perfect match...
I would think that the CAD&PDF-using community would have demanded the option to scale to an exact %...
If I have a 1/4" scale document, and I want to make it half-size, I want to be sure that it is, in fact, 1/8" scale (exactly).
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U can use the program Adobe illustrator (if you have it) as a bridge. Open your PDF file in Adobe Illustrator. Then go to file/export and select AutoCAD (*.dwg) as ur file type. Then just scale it in cad.
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Or, if you dont have illustrator, save ur PDF as a .jpeg file. Then in CAD, go to Insert/raster image and scale reference the file based on a known dimension in the drawing.