Telling Adobe Reader To Use Letter Size Paper
July 27, 2006
Mark Senn

Sometimes Adobe Reader (also known as acroread) prints things wrong because its options aren't set right.

The rest of this document contains instructions tested on June 28, 2006 using Adobe Reader 7.0 on Sun Microsystems SunOS 5.10 (also known as Solaris 10) at the Engineering Computer Network (ECN).

Options should be set like this in the File ==> Print Setup dialog box:

OptionSetting
Orientation  Portrait
PaperLetter
Scale100
Width8.50
Height11.00

Options should be set like this in the File ==> Print dialog box:

OptionSetting
Shrink oversized pages to paper size  off (not checked)

Revised: July 27, 2006
Created: November 30, 2005