PDF files can be difficult to work with because they can be large and difficult to resize. Adobe Acrobat Pro offers a quick way to resize PDF documents without having to reduce the quality of the images or fonts. Here’s how:
- Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Click on File > Print (We will make another PDF from this one and scale it in the process).
- Next to Printer select Adobe PDF and click the Properties button (next to printer)
- On the Properties area, click on the Paper/Quality tab and click the Advanced button (bottom right)
- On the Adobe PDF Converter Advanced Options area, Under Paper/Output, next to Paper Size, select the PostScript Custom Page Size
- Click Edit Custom Page Size (It may appear automatically), enter the Custom Page Size Dimensions (Width: 8.5 inches, Height: 11 inches)
NB: Check on the page sizes before setting the custom dimensions.
- Click OK to confirm the PostScript Custom Page Size Definition, Click OK to confirm the Adobe PDF Converter Advanced Options and OK to confirm the Adobe PDF Document Properties. This will take you back to the Print
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, select the Fit
- You should see the custom dimensions that you entered above the page preview on the right.
- Click Print, and you will see a dialog box asking you to save the PDF, select the location, change the name, and click Save.
- The new PDF document will reflect the custom dimensions.