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Old 09-19-2008, 06:01 AM   #1
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print A4-size pdfs to letter-size paper

I'm having trouble printing a pdf that's from the UK (A4) onto US letter-sized paper. I would think there should be a setting, but I can't find one.

Printing with Brother HL-1440 using Ubuntu 7.04.

Adobe Reader 8 just chokes (stops the print job) with either "Shrink to printable area" or "Fit to printable area" chosen.

KGhostView will print the page but chops off the bottom. I don't find any adjust size control with KGhostView.

Is there a solution to this? I don't really want to have A4-sized paper to fit into files etc.


Old 09-20-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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A utulity called pdfcrop may be the tool you need.
Old 09-30-2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll give it a try.


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