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    FattyMcButtaPants
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    Default Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    I'm having an annoying problem with adobe acrobat,

    I have been using a program called "rasterbator" that basically re-draws an image into little dots and seperates it into A4 sheets so you can make huge posters etc.

    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

    Anyways it turns the pics into Acrobat files - and Acrobat puts an annoying margin on the edges of the pictures - one that I'm having a very hard time to remove. When the program renders the image it uses the whole page, but then adds a margin afterwards. Normally I just cut them off with a guillotene - but since this one is going to be printed on a fancy colour printer to make a quality poster I dont want to do this.

    Anyone know how I get the margins removed?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Feelers; 07-07-2006 at 04:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Most printers won't print to the very top, bottom or edges of the paper. You could try setting the margins in the printer properties.

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Untick "fit to page" when you print, may help.

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    FattyMcButtaPants
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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Where is the fit to page box?

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Hmmm, seems to be different in various Adobe versions, try page handling|page scaling-none.

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Whetever Adobe does, what it produces is sent to the printer. If it knows it has, say, 10 or 12 mm margin at the top, bottom, and both sides, it will print inside those margins.

    You will have to tell the printer you don't want the margins. It might not let you. The bottom margin is pretty well essential in most paper feed mechanisms ... it has to be able to hold the paper while it is printing. The side ones are often needed for the same reason, and to avoid smudging.

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    Quote Originally Posted by Feelers
    Where is the fit to page box?
    Hi, here is a webpage with screenshots of the print dialog box.
    Minä en ole ruskea kuin yksi pähkinä

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    Default Re: Adobe Acrobat - how to get rid of stupid margins

    I have run into this problem when making advanced paper planes to be constructed on A4 paper, you want the image to be as large as possible and to fill an A4 page because you want the largest possible plane. You allow for bleed because you know the printer cannot print to the edge of the page but it doesn't matter because it is part of the plane without any printing on it, you just don't want the assembler to have to cut the plane to size, extra work.

    The most important thing is that the image is exactly centred on the page, to do this you have to untick "fit to page" or "page scaling - none" when using Adobe Acrobat.

    Here is a link to the pdf with the plane, 3 versions:

    http://imagef1.net.nz/files/Plane1.FH9.pdf

    of course you will be printing with "fit to page" or equiv unticked! A4 sheet.

    There are more instructions to go with this but I know that the smart people of PressF1 will not need them. I originally did this for my Grandson but he wasn't really interested, video games are more engaging.

    A clue: when it is folded correctly none of the text will be visible.

    Have fun, I put a fair amount of work into this awhile ago.
    Last edited by zqwerty; 08-07-2006 at 12:48 PM.

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