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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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PDF Publishing Gurus NEED HELP!

I have a PDF formatted for 8.5x11 and I want to shrink it down to to fit on 6x9... any thoughts on how I can do this without going to my original document and having to reformat everything?

I just want to shrink it down.

Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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You might be able to import it into InDesign or Photoshop and just rasterize it to the size you want and re-export (?)
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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Do I have to do that for each page?
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #5
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Can you just print it at a reduced percentage to fit the smaller paper size or is there some reason you need the actual document changed?

You should be aware that the ratios are off when going from 8.5 by 11 (1:1.294) to 6 by 9 (1:1.5). Unless there is some margin that can be cropped, you won't get an even reduction.
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #6
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I think I got it...

Step 1 Open PDF in Acrobat
Step 2 Go to page properties... set to 6x9
Step 3 Go to print... make sure set to to scale to 6x9 and centered (I have large margins)
Step 4 Print to postscript file
Step 5 Convert postscript to PDF

Bingo... think I did it.
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #7
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are you going to press with this?
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #8
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are you going to press with this?
yes... why do you ask? what did I miss?
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #9
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i was just going to note the suggestion to rasterize would destroy any ability to trap the file.
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i was just going to note the suggestion to rasterize would destroy any ability to trap the file.
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