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    Default How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Need some advice here on what the best thing to do is... I have a 1 page PDF file which is an exercise chart (so mostly pictures, some words) that is obviously made for a large poster, but has been condensed to a 1 page thing so it is available for download online.

    Now, without taking it somewhere to print it off on a large poster sized paper - is it possible to split the 1 page into 3 pages, print out, and then stick the pages together? It might be easier to show what I'm talking about..

    http://www.bodycraft.com/pdfs/exercise/Xpress.pdf

    I've printed it off like that and it's impossible to read. How do I somehow blow it up or split it (and make it big per each page) so I can print it out and read it.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    OK - open the link in your browser
    http://www.bodycraft.com/pdfs/exercise/Xpress.pdf

    put the zoom slider to 100% (for a start anyway, you might want it bigger, but that will give you 4 pages just now)

    Now go to the "snapshot" icon at top, next to text selector, to "select a screen area to copy as an image"

    (I'm using FF and have foxit reader, if something else, may be in a different place)

    click the snapshot icon - then on the document somewhere, right click and "select all"
    Then right click again, and "copy selected graphic"

    Now run paint (yea good old basic as buggery paint lol)
    (Or your preferred gfx proggie if you want )

    edit -> paste and there is the (larger) copy ready to print
    if in paint, go to "file -> print preview" and you'll see there are 4 pages that make the completed "poster"

    Zoom slider at 130% would end in 9 pages, but if you trimmed off the white margins on the sides, you could get it in 6 pages at 130%

    Anyway, that's one way to do it, probably an easier way but hey - thems the breaks lol

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Thanks for that Bevy.

    I was trying to find something similar to your method in Acrobat Reader and couldn't...

    But

    I went to print and changed page scaling to tile large pages and blew up the scaling to 200% or so and it printed out on 6 pages. Easy.

    Now for the life of me I cannot seem to find out how to edit that horrid yellow font colour. Is it possible to even edit a pdf?

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Only if you buy a Pro PDF program I think. You can upload it to here though and get it changed to word. I have used this service and it's pretty quick usually with the hour you get it emailed back

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Get NitroPDF, It has a trial period, and it can do amazing things to PDF files.

    http://www.nitropdf.com/
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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    sumatra pdf
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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    I use Nitro version 6 Pro.

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Only if you buy a Pro PDF program I think. You can upload it to here though and get it changed to word. I have used this service and it's pretty quick usually with the hour you get it emailed back
    This worked a charm, thanks.

    May look into NitroPDF.

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    Why bother? The images are going to turn into pixellated crap when you enlarge it.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: How to blow up a PDF file for printing?

    With PDF_XChange Viewer (free in my case, I use it in IE): Print -> Page Scaling ->Scaling Type = Tile All Pages (or Tile Large Pages) and put necessary % (and overlap if you want). Also you can see all parts of pages in Composite View (in right corner)

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