Hi Melanie Why do you need the PDF to be the right size? On screen, it *really* doesn't matter whether it's A4 or letter, and as the others said, printers cope, so anyone who prints your work won't lose any of it. Unless you really need your users to be able to print at 100% with good-looking margins, I can't see any reason not to just ignore the issue. Just make sure everything works okay at 94%.
We deliver A4 PDFs worldwide. No-one in the US has ever complained. Likewise, I print US documents on an A4 printer and don't remember having problems for years. It may annoy a few of your readers, but I doubt that it annoys enough people to be worth the extra work you'd have to put in. Cheers, Rebecca >>> "Melanie Raney" <raney at earthdecision.com> 06/24/06 3:37 PM >>> Thanks Daniel, Diane, Rick. I should have said before, our main method of delivery to customers is PDF. So, we're wanting a PDF that's of the right size before it ever gets to a paper printer. As for recreating our template... Just for our English user guides, we have 18 template files. We have already recreated about 10 of those files for two other book formats (training and marketing), so we're up to 38 now. We produce a multi-volume software user guide (totaling about 10K pages), which is rev'd 2-3 times a year--plus 5-6 trainings each year--and we are a small writing team of only 3-6 people at any time. It's a nightmare to think about yet another set of 38 templates to maintain. But, if we have to we have to, and I will use your recommendations. Any others would also be welcome. -- Melanie Raney Senior Information Developer Earth Decision Sciences phone | 713 787 0746 x113 email | raney at earthdecision.com _______________________________________________ NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.