Thanks for your clarification. As a direct answer to your question,
"...or is there something the recipient can do to prevent it?", the
answer is a definite YES. To give you an idea, do you know that you
can even print a 5' x 5' image on an 8.5 x 11" paper?
Since the image is in pdf format, I assume that your client also uses
Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the email attachment. I don't
know about the Acrobat version that your recipients are using because
I'm using version 6 now but Adobe Acrobat Reader has a feature called
"Page Scaling" (also known as "Fit to page") in the Print options
dialog. With it, your clients will be able to print the image on an
8.5 x 11 sheet. Also, the Canon InkJet printer software might have the
"Fit to page" feature but if it doesn't, you can just use the Acrobat
print options. You can try it out by following the instructions below:
To print a large PDF image in Adobe Acrobat Reader:
1) Go to File > Print. The print dialog box will open
2) Open the printer properties. Make sure that the paper size is
specified as "Letter" or 8.5 x 11, the paper orientation is okay and
set according to your desired preference.
3) In "Page Scaling" there are 3 options -- None, Fit to paper, and
Shrink large pages. Choose "Fit to paper". Leave the "Auto-Rotate and
Center" bx checked. Make sure to uncheck (if the option is present)
"Choose Paper Source by PDF page size". That's all you need to do to
print the file and fit it on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. From the preview on
the right of that dialog box, you can actually see if your desired
output is correct.
In case there's still a problem, download Adobe Acrobat Reader 6
through this link:
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Download Adobe Reader
In case there's a problem, the Canon printer software or other printer
have a layout option for the paper. Through it, they can change the
size of the file by removing the following (if available):
- Adjust the margin
- Center the page
- Remove the Gutter, Header, and Footer option by declaring "0".
I hope this helps you. In case you have a clarification regarding the
answer, please feel free to post it before rating this and I'll attend
to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.
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