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dwg to pdf paper size help!

Registered: Apr 1 2010
Posts: 2

Hello, I'm looking to create a pdf from an autocad file, but I want it in 8 1/2 x 17, I know that size of paper its not commercially available, and I cant find it on the list autocad gives me in the plot options, any way i can create a custom paper or is it asking too much?

My Product Information:
Acrobat Pro 9.3.1, Windows
Registered: Nov 21 2008
Posts: 108
Hi Kyryztina - we ran into that at our firm as well. If you have administrative rights on your computer, you can do the following. If not, ask an IT person to log into your computer with admin rights and do the following:

1) Open Printers and Faxes from the START menu
2) Right click on ADOBE PDF and select PRINTING PREFERENCES
3) Click the ADD button next to Adobe PDF Page Size
4) Type a name for your new custom page size, then enter the appropriate dimensions, then click ADD/MODIFY
5) Click OK

From there, when you are working in AutoCAD you should be able to find that custom page size (I don't actually work in AutoCAD so I can't tell you exactly where to find it, but hopefully this will help!).
Registered: Feb 28 2011
Posts: 3
The best solution is to use a DWG to PDF Converter. I use Autodwg DWG to PDF converter which can help you convert DWG to PDF file with high quality,multiple choice of output paper size,easy to use etc. and you can free download and try to use this application from here: