Acrobat Icon - Size of PDF

Using Freeway Pro 4.4.2, Mac OSX 10.4.11
I’m applying the acrobat icon action to a line of text which links to a pdf file. All works fine except the size of the pdf file when it opens. You can only see the top half of the page and need to scroll down to view the rest. Client wants it to open at a size that you can see entire page without the need to scroll. I’ve tried changing the resolution of the pdf - ie making it a smaller file, and even changing the physical size from A4 to A5, but it still opens up at the bigger size.
Any ideas?


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In Acrobat Pro, go to File → Properties (Command-D), then in the Initial View tab, change the magnification to “Fit Page” or whatever setting you want. Then save the PDF. Upload this newly saved PDF to the web server. Job done.

Hope that helps.

Craig


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Sometime around 13/8/08 (at 04:57 -0400) James said:

You can only see the top half of the page and need to scroll down to
view the rest. Client wants it to open at a size that you can see
entire page without the need to scroll.

Try changing the properties for the PDF in Acrobat Pro - set the
initial view to show the full page. This controls how it shows when
opened in Acrobat (both Reader and Pro), and it may also affect the
initial display when viewed in a browser.

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On further investigation, its only when viewed in Safari that it’s too big. Firefox and IE show the pdf according to whatever view options I set in Acrobat Pro, whereas Safari ignores that and displays pdf at the larger size, regardless of what settings I change in Acrobat.


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Sometime around 14/8/08 (at 04:32 -0400) James said:

On further investigation, its only when viewed in Safari that it’s
too big. Firefox and IE show the pdf according to whatever view
options I set

Does Safari use the Acrobat plugin or is it using the operating
system’s native Psupport for PDF? Does it take a age to load and then
shows a toolbar with Acrobat controls?

I’m wondering whether you’re not using the Acrobat plugin and aren’t
getting the same scaling behaviour because of that?

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Have a look here Kitchen Click on Canapes link on top right


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James,

I’ve just looked at your site and clicked the link as directed and it opens in Safari at “fit to page” dimensions for me. I am using the Acrobat Pro plug-in for Safari which gets installed with Acrobat Pro 9 (v9 of Acrobat loads really fast in comparison to v8 and below by the way).

So I would agree with thatkeith that you may be using the built-in support for PDF in Safari for it not to be working for you.

You can set the preferences in Acrobat Pro as to whether PDFs are rendered using Acrobat or the built-in OS renderer.

Craig


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James,

I have just turned off the Acrobat plug-in and indeed the PDF from your site does then load at the full width of the browser window. So it is definitely down to whether the Acrobat plug-in is installed or not.

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Thanks guys. I’m using Acrobat Pro 7, maybe its time to upgrade to 9


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