How to Adjust the Page Print Size on an Adobe PDF


You may need to change the size of the page you want a PDF file to print on so it fits without cutting off any information. You can do this for the Adobe file by setting up a custom page size. Files in the portable document format or PDF are viewable on almost any computer, including Windows and Mac operating systems. Adobe PDF files are useful in business and planning because they keep text, drawings, videos and photos in their original condition without any format changes. Make sure you document fits on the page by creating a custom page size.

Windows Users

  • Open the Adobe application with the document where you plan to change the page print size.

  • Go to "File" and then "Print."

  • Select the PDF printer from the drop-down menu next to "Name" under "Printer."

  • Click "Properties." In earlier editions of Adobe, you may need to click "Setup" to access the list of printers and then choose "Properties" or "Preferences."

  • Go to the "Settings" tab and click the "Add" button next to the page size menu.

  • Enter a name for your customized size as well as the width, height and unit of measurement.

  • Select "Add/Modify" to add the page size name to the page size menu.

Mac Users

  • Open the Adobe application and document for which you are customizing the page size.

  • Go to "File" and then "Page Setup."

  • Choose "Manage Custom Sizes."

  • Click the "+" button.

  • Enter the name, height, width and margins for your customized setting.

Using Custom Page Size

  • Open the document for which you need the customized setting.

  • Go to "File" and then "Print Setup."

  • Select the custom page size you added from the "Paper Size" menu and then print.

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