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Printing PDFs

Printing a PDF to any printer is fairly straightforward.

To set up printing on a Macintosh

  1. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. This opens the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. Choose your printer from the pop-up menu.
  3. Choose the Paper Size, Orientation, and Scale ( Figure 3.9 ).
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    Figure 3.9 Set your page setup information.

  4. Click OK to accept your selected options and exit the Page Setup dialog box.

To print on a Macintosh

  1. Choose Print from the File menu to open the Print dialog box.
  2. Choose your printer from the pop-up menu.
  3. Examine the printing options to see if any of them need adjusting. Most of these are standard settings, but some are unique to Acrobat. You should pay special attention to:

    Print What. Should Acrobat print the document, the document and its comments, or only the contents of the fields in a form? Usually you will want to print the document and its comments.

    Page Scaling. Should Acrobat automatically scale your pages to make sure they fit on the page? Usually, you will select None, which yields the fewest surprises.

    Auto-Rotate and Center. Should Acrobat automatically rotate the pages and center them on the paper for the "best" printing results? Leave this unchecked, as it usually results in the printed page being different from what you intended.

  4. Click the Print button.

To set up and print in Windows

  1. Choose Print from the File menu to open the Print dialog box.
  2. From the Name pop-up menu, choose the printer that you want to use.
  3. If you want to change any of the printer options, click the Properties button to display the options for your specific printer ( Figure 3.10 ).
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    Figure 3.10 Use Properties to change the printer options.

  4. When you've finished changing the printer options, click OK to return to the Print dialog box.
  5. Set the print range, number of copies, and any necessary PostScript options, which you will see only if you have a PostScript printer ( Figure 3.11 ).
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    Figure 3.11 Set the range and number of copies.

  6. Click OK to print the PDF document.
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