Scale or resize PDF pages




Page scaling lets you shrink or enlarge pages when you print. You can:

Automatically scale to fit paper

Acrobat can size the pages of a PDF to fit the selected paper size.

  1. Choose the hamburger menu   (Windows) or the File menu (macOS) > Print.

  2. From the Page Scaling pop-up menu, select one of the following options:
    Fit  Scale small pages up and large pages down to fit the paper.
    Shrink oversized pages only large pages to fit the paper and print small pages as they are.

  3. Select Print.


(Acrobat only, not Acrobat Reader) You can set a PDF to default to specific scaling or print options. Choose the hamburger menu   (Windows) or the File menu (macOS) > Properties, and select the Advanced tab. In the Print Dialog Presets > Page Scaling menu, choose Shrink To Printable Area. Save the file to apply the new defaults. For more information, view Print Dialog Presets in Acrobat Help.

Manually scale using percentages

You can magnify or reduce a PDF by an exact percentage. 

  1. Choose the hamburger menu   (Windows) or the File menu (macOS) > Print.

  2. From the Page Sizing & Handling menu, select Custom Scale.

  3. Enter the percentage you want to magnify or reduce the PDF.

  4. Select Print.


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