custom paper size

when I create a custom paper size, Adobe still defaults to 8.5X11


Ned Courtney


8 Answers

To change your Adobe PDF printer default page size:

Close Adobe Acrobat

- In Windows go to your 'Devices and Printers'
- Right click the 'Adobe PDF' printer
- Choose 'Printing preferences'
- On the 'Adobe PDF Settings' tab choose your custom 'Adobe PDF Page Size' or select one from the list. If it isn't there you can click on 'Add' to create a new one.
- Click 'Apply'

Open Adobe Acrobat and when you choose Print just check your default page size is different just above the preview.


Stephen Phillips   

did that (created a new custom paper size to the list). it ignores it and prints to 8.5X11.


Ned Courtney   

Just check that when you are printing you are choosing 'Fit' under 'Paper Size and Handling'and that you untick 'choose paper source by PDF page size'.


Stephen Phillips   

I do not see: 'Paper Size and Handling'. where is that dialogue? I am running XP Pro.


Ned Courtney   

With your PDF open in Adobe Acrobat hit the Print button. This opens the Print Dialogue where the options I was referring to can be found.


Stephen Phillips   

I am printing to PDF from a word document. the dialogue you refer to does not appear unless I am re-printing an existing PDF file.


Ned Courtney   

II'll need a bit more information as I wasn't aware you were using Word, I presumed you were using Acrobat only.

- What is the paper size of your Word document? Is it 8.5 x 11 by any chance?
- Which method are you using to create the PDF i.e. Print to PDF, Save As Adobe PDF, Save As PDF XPS, or Create PDF from the Acrobat Tab?


Stephen Phillips   

Here is an infographic that explains How to create a custom page size.


Lori Kassuba   


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