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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Then again you can "Save as" and edit in Word to get the right font size.
took me suprisingly long time to find this one ... there is so much trashy "poster" software around ... should have kicked myself for not searching sourceforge first :)
PS.Couple other gems i found handy:
There's one other way to enlarge a PDF to fill a page. The way I did was, from Adobe Acrobat, save the document as a JPEG or bitmap file. If there's white space around the document/image you want to get rid, use the snapshot tool to make a border and crop the image, and then save the cropped image as a JPG.
Next, use your standard JPEG/bitmap viewer (I used Infranview) to print it, using its option to expand the image to fit the page using its aspect ratio.
It's a two-step process, and you lose some image quality by expanding it, but this worked for me. In my case, I had to enlarge a blueprint that was in a letter-sized PDF to print to 11x17 paper.
kow do i enlarge fonts so i can read mail?
Thank you for looking into this. I have the exact problem as the original poster. I'm also a low vision student in grad school. This is a supersmart superfast solution. This will save me time and frustration. Thanks again for the question and the answer!
I am not so technical. For those who have Microsoft Publisher. Open the pdf, move the cursor (it will appear as a plus sign) while holding down the left click, drag a box around what you want to enlarge then right click to copy image and paste to a blank document in publisher. This allow you to move around the enlarged image or print to any size paper, adjust color and the distortion is not so bad. Thanks to all posters for leading me to this solution.
I'm stuck w/ Adobe Reader v8, which doesn't allow me to save as anything except txt and pdf, which knocks out using Jerry's solution. I also tried Susan's idea about Publisher 2000 SP-3, and the open command didn't let me open a pdf. What am I missing here? erg. haven't tried the sourceforge poster printer yet; going to go do that. I'm trying to enlarge 800%, and copying and pasting into Word didn't work because only the text copied and pasted; I needed the diagram.
An easy way to do it using the snapshot tool in Acrobat Reader:
1. open the pdf
2. select and copy the area on any page which contains the text you want to print
3. CTRL P
4. The default setting should be Print selected graphic. Change it to Print page [first] to [last]. The text in the preview part of the Print window should still be enlarged as if you're printing just the selected area.
5. Make sure Page Scaling is set to Fit to Printer Margins.
6. Hit OK. When you print, you should get the same area on each page as you got in the preview window, enlarged to fit the page.
Another way is to do the whole thing online for free:
I use this a lot for enlarging school projects for the students
How can I enlarge a PDF for printing. I would like to use standard paper, but would like for the subject being printed to be enlarged to the size of the paper. Thanks
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