Page scaling factor

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Page scaling factor

Post by Terkelsen » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:39 am

Pitstop has the ability to check for, remove and apply a page scaling factor to a PDF, but can anybody tell me where to actually set the page scaling factor?

I need to make a PDF byt the size of 3580x5700mm which exceed the maximum size of a PDF. I want to make it 1790x2850mm and set the page scaling factor to 2, but I can't figure out where to do that?

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Re: Page scaling factor

Post by bens » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi Terkelsen,

I think there is currently no way to do this within PitStop. If your PDF creator application doesn't have the option, then you can use the Enfocus Browser application. You can find it on the Enfocus website under Support - Old product installers. It's an old application that hasn't been updated in a while but still works.

First you will need to enable editing in the preferences. Then go to the relevant page (there's a button for that). While holding the ctrl button (cmd on Mac) double-click one of the entries in the page dict. In the window that pops up select "Number" and change the "Dict Key" to "UserUnit" (no quotes, no spaces, exact casing), and the "Number value" to 2. Then click Put, and save the file (it's probably best to save a copy in case something goes wrong).

And that should do it.


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