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We're trying to print a 24 x 36 pdf file from VW 10.5.1, when we set a custom page size, it doesn't work. Data disappears and the print frame in VW does not appear to be the same as when it prints to pdf.

Has anyone had this problem? Is there a quick fix?

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Acrobat 6.0 is not setup to handle large sheets. They expect you to buy the Pro version for that. However, I have learned a few tips to make a 24 x 36 PDF. First, check the Acrobat settings in the Operating System printer setup, under "Advanced" or "Device Settings". Sometimes the Acrobat settings in VW printer dialog don't actually change the default OS settings. Second, use a resolution of 600dpi or less. Third, set the Available Postscript Memory to something like 32,000 KB. This will allow more printer memory for a large sheet. Click on the default settings to get a box to reset.

Good luck, JE

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I forgot to mention another important change to adapt Acrobat to large format. In the PDF dialog, go to Paper/Quality; Advanced; Edit Custom Page size; select PostScript Custom; edit to set 24 x 36. This page size will then be the default size for the PS Custom Page.


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