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PDF Fit To Page
Aug 16th, 2007 at 8:36am
Hi all,

Can I modify my batch file so that it forces acrobat to fit the document to the printable area prior to printing it?

What other options are available to pass to acrobat? (/p /h etc....)

Thanks in advance

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Re: PDF Fit To Page
Reply #1 - Aug 16th, 2007 at 11:04am
Hello Andy,

Acrobat doesn't have a commandline option for that - it is quite limited. If you want all PDF's resized to, for example, 80% of their original size you could use ImageMagick to do that:

Change the wd.bat file found in the directory
<task directory>\<yourtaskname>

<task directory>: press CTRL+9 inside the watchDirectory Control Center to explore this directory
<yourtaskname>: the name of your task

Use notepad to open wd.bat, and find the following lines
%ANNOTATE% Info done

Now change this to
"C:\Program Files\ImageMagick\convert.exe" -resize 80% "%WD_FILE%" "%WKDIR%\%WD_FILE_N%"
%ANNOTATE% Info done

This will create a new (resized) PDF in the C:\Temp directory (make sure that directory is not monitored by WD), and print that PDF instead.

Hope this helps,

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