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Old 03-15-2005, 06:42 PM   #11
Steve Rindsberg
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>>But I do know that different applications treat "custom" paper sizes differently. Microsoft Word, for instance, will let you set the dimensions to any arbitrary value, but then it actually calls for a standard size paper through the driver and fudges the margins accordingly. Microsoft says they do this so that they can provide a uniform interface across all printers, including those that don't support arbitrary custom paper sizes.>>

Or maybe it's just another easy way to make Acrobat break. They seem to enjoy doing that. <g>

>>BTW, I recall that some drivers do support arbitrary custom sizes, but only if they are set up in the driver directly (some only permit one custom size to be defined at a time). Then you go into your application and the custom size shows up as if it were one of the "standard" sizes.>>

Distiller/AdobePDF is one such, and in fact this is the trick to getting links in PDF to work when using PDFMaker from Word. You set the custom size up in the driver, then open the document in Word, choose File, Print, pick the PDF driver, set properties, choose the custom size, then CLOSE the Word print dialog w/o printing. THEN you can go into Page Setup and choose the custom size and it all works.

Baroque? Nah, not a bit of it. Rococo. That's the ticket.

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