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Change print size / export to pdf

Jun 25, 2011, 01:21
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Change print size / export to pdf
I'm struggling like crazy with this. My end goal is to have a PDF image that is 13in(h) x 19in(w).

Image / Print Size is exactly 13x19. However, when I print to a PDF printer, and set the page size within the Print Preferences to Custom 13x19, I still get a much larger page than the image is.

I see messageboards say to use File / Page Setup and select a Custom Print size. I do not see this as an option.

I've tried saving to PNG and then opening in other programs, but it makes the image much larger, and it affects the set-up.

Thanks for any thoughts / advice.
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Jun 25, 2011, 07:58
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RE: Change print size / export to pdf
What is the size in pixels of your image? Is it big enough? For a decent print, you should have at least 150 pixels/inch, ideally around 300. So your image should be 2850x1950, ideally 5700x3900...

File/Page set up is only on the Linux version. In Windows, you define your page size somewhere in the printer properties.

Now, if you goal is to obtain a PDF from a PNG, you can use ImageMagick "convert", using a PNG in the size ranges discussed above. But putting your image in a text document and using the properties of the image object so set its size should also work.

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