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Topic: Help the Handicapped! (Via Email), 1 Attachments
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 141483
From: peterbrown77
Date: 10/20/2005 03:44 AM

I am trying to resize PDF files of engineering drawings that to ledger size using GhostScript 8.51. The PDFs are C, D, and E size. The original PDF is created with no margin around the paper borders and I don't know a way around that in its native application. This means that I have artwork right up to the edge of the paper and when it prints to a laser printer the page gets cropped and information is lost.

I am shrinking the page size down to 11x17 using the -dPDFFitPage option. I do this by creating a new PS file, specifying the point size for 10x16.5 inches. I then distill it back to a PDF file, crank that into a new PS file at 11x17, and distill that one. This results in an image that should fit well within 11x17. This should give me enough room so that I now have a margin around the document, since the PDF has been squashed to .5 top and bottom margin and .25" left and right.

The problem is that after the 2nd distill the image is on the lower left of the paper, putting all the margin on the top and right (I'll attach the sample). Acrobat on Unix (what I used to employ) corrected this by using the -shrink switch. I'm getting rid of my Unix hardware though and trying to find Windows equivalents for processing these files.

How do I get the image shifted over on the page using GhostScript? I don't find anything in the documentation.

Any and all help appreciated!

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