[pdftex] how do I magnify PDF print size? (TeXShop question)
campbell at beloit.edu
Tue May 11 04:04:40 CEST 2004
I edit a journal of undergraduate mathematics and typeset the issues
in LaTeX, usually using Textures on a Mac (OS 10.2). I typeset at
100%, print to PS at 120% (set in Page Setup), then distill to PDF.
A recent submission uses figures in PDF. Textures does not handle PDF
directly; so rather than convert each figure to EPS, I experimented
with TeXShop, which does handle PDFs.
TeXShop produces PDF output, at 100%.
___Nothing I can do seems to be able to convert the PDF file to one
that prints at 120%.___
Nothing in TeXShop's Preferences affects page size magnification
(only size displayed on screen).
I took the PDF that TeXShop produced, printed it to file at 120% (in
Page Setup), and still got the original size. That is frustrating!
(Some might call it a bug; I call it an error by Acrobat, since I
don't get what I should be able to expect.)
I also printed from PDF to PS, then distilled it. Same result. Reason
in that case, as I discovered in examining the PS file, is that
Acrobat prints a bitmap to PS. No wonder it won't enlarge!
Is there somewhere in the bowels of TeXShop where I can change the
job options for its conversion to PDF?
Can anybody help?
Paul J. Campbell
Mathematics and Computer Science
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511-5595
ofc: (608) 363-2007
fax: (608) 363-2718
web page: http://cs.beloit.edu/campbell
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