[Tugindia] Reduction on ps2pdf

David Kastrup tugindia@tug.org
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 10:00:12 +0100

H S Rai <hsraidce@iitr.ernet.in> writes:

> On converting ps2pdf, the matter of ps file was found reduces by about
> 4% on pdf file  when seen on printout. i.e a  line 128mm becomes 122mm
> and if total text matter is  25cm, it reduces to 24cm. It appears that
> ps  file  gives  correct  representation of  sizes,  while  pdf  gives
> incorrect (by reducing).
> Is there any option or calibration?

ps2pdf accepts the -sPAPERSIZE=a4 option.

But the problem of "PDF shrinks" is usually just bad configuration of
the Acrobat Reader.  Switch off the "Shrink to page" option.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum