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PDF scale issues

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Hello

Has anyone had an issue with PDF's changing scale when printed on a plotter?

The theatre I am working for has an architectural firm which donates plotter time. When I open the saved files in Acrobat, the scale seems fine, however the company I send them to claim that the scale has changed?....

Is this a common problem? A PC/Mac issue? Is there a way I can test this on my home printer?

Thanks in advance!

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I would find out what PDF viewer they are using to print. It sounds like, if using Adobe Reader or the full Acrobat, that they've turned on a setting to Fit to Page in the print settings.

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As I recall, there was a 3% PDF scaling error bug in the first couple version of the HP/GL Plotter Drivers ( and derivatives ) which used emulators not Postscript. But this was fixed ...

perhaps you will need to update the drivers if Katie's suggestion doesn't fix this common problem.

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Thanks for your suggestions

I'll have to check with the printer.. I believe that they printed from Acrobat and not just reader... Though I never thought to ask that -I will also find out what driver they are using (Thanks for that suggestion as well, islandmon).

The other suggestion the Printer had was to export a .DWG file to them, however, that just seems to give all the 3D information (which then prints out), even though I've saved a file with hidden lines rendered...

Is this also common?

Thanks again

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Hi there

Problem resolved!

It was the Reader/vs full Acrobat issue with a little summer-office-help thrown in on the side to add to confusion.

I'm still interested in whether or not you can export a .dwg file with hidden line rendering that doesn't come up in Auto

Thanks all for your help!

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oooops, sorry, pressed enter before I finished the line...

I'm interested to know if you can export a .dwg file with hidden line rendering that doesn't come up in AutoCad with all the arc lines in a curve also printed

out. That would solve a lot of problems....

Thanks again for your help!

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"It was the Reader/vs full Acrobat issue with a little summer-office-help thrown in on the side to add to confusion."

when i send my pdf to a professional printer i get scalable drawings. when they reduce them to 12"x18" i get exactly 50% reduction.

when i have a friend do it for me on the cheap, i get a disaster.

there is no issue.

you get what you pay for.

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