Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tutorial: How to Print a PDF in a Different Size {and a FREEBIE!}

Hey all! Have you ever found a super cute sign or poster, but wished that it was a different size? Me too!!! As a matter of fact, I am redoing a small bulletin board in my room {& yes, I promised myself that I was not going to redo any of my boards this year.....but wanted to move my job chart to a more convenient spot} So....time to redo that board! If you've read some of my Whole Braining Teaching posts, you know that I am absolutely in LUV with their technique for classroom management. I made some WBT Callback Posters last year but never found the perfect place to display them....until now!

 My small bulletin board will be perfect except the posters are 8 1/2 X 11 size and I really would like to shrink them down to about half that size. So here's how to print a PDF file in a different size:

First, open up your PDF file & choose the pages that you want to print. Then look for the "Page Scaling" tab-click "Multiple pages per sheet"

Next you need to decide how many of those pages you would like to fit onto one page. You will need to change the numbers next to "Pages per sheet". I want to change it so I have 2 posters on each page.

So I changed the numbers to "1 x 2" but this still isn't the size I want. I need for the posters to rotate on the page so that 2 posters fill the entire page.

To do this just check the "Auto-Rotate" box and TA-DA!!! Just the size I was needing! Now just click OK to print!
Hope this lil tutorial is helpful to you all!
 If you would like to download my WBT Callback Posters FREEBIE-just click HERE or on the poster pics. Good luck printing!!!


  1. I cannot believe that I just joined your blog and this post appeared! I really needed to know how to do this and your instruction is so clear...thank you. The adorable graphics served well keeping me focused while I read too.
    With thanks
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  2. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    These are adorable...and I too, appreciate the "how-to" on how to print them in different sizes!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  3. This is amazing! Thanks so much for the tutorial it will be VERY helpful!

  4. Thank you, I always wanted to know how to do this!

    Projects & Polkadots