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How to Enlarge PDF for Printing

July 31, 2023 4.1K views

Enlarging PDFs for printing can be a tricky task when you have a PDF file that needs to be printed. Thankfully, there are now ways to make this process easier. In this article, we’ll explore the different methods of enlarging PDFs for printing so that your documents look their best when you send them off to the printer. Read on to find out how to enlarge PDFs for printing!

Different Ways to Enlarge a PDF for Printing

There are a few different ways that you can enlarge a PDF for printing. The first way is to increase the print size within the PDF document.

Secondly, If you don't have access to the original PDF file or can't seem to get the print size increased correctly, another option is to use an online converter tool. Some different websites offer this service, but we recommend using WPS Office.

Finally, if you want to enlarge a small PDF section (like an image), you can use Photoshop (or another image editor). Open the PDF in Photoshop, select the portion you want to resize, and then go to Edit > Free Transform. You can drag one of the edges outward to increase the size of that selection and save.

Some Tools Useful for Enlarging PDFs

Listed below are tools helpful in enlarging PDFs:

1. WPS Office

To enlarge a PDF file for printing using WPS Office, you can follow the steps below:

Launch WPS Office and open the PDF file that you need to print.

Access the "Print" feature by clicking on the corresponding button in the toolbar or by choosing "Print" from the "File" menu.

After selecting your printer from the "Print" dialog box, click on the "Properties" or "Preferences" button.

In the printer properties window, look for an option that allows you to scale the document. This option may be under a tab called "Layout" or "Paper/Quality."

Check the box next to the "Scale to Fit" option and select the percentage you want to enlarge the document by. You may need to experiment with different percentages to get your desired size. Click "OK" to save the changes and return to the print dialog box.

Verify the preview of the document on the screen reflects the size and orientation you want to print. Click "Print" to start printing your enlarged document.

2. Using Adobe Acrobat

When you need to enlarge a PDF for printing, a good tool to use is Adobe Acrobat. With Acrobat, you can increase the size of your PDF without losing quality. Here’s how:

Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat.

Click “File” in the top-left corner of the Acrobat window, then click “Print…” in the drop-down menu.

In the Print dialog box that appears, select “Page Scaling: None” from the drop-down menu under “Pages per Sheet.” Then, click “OK.”

Your PDF will now print at its full size.

3. Using Microsoft Office

If you need to enlarge a PDF for printing, there are a few ways you can go about it. One easy way is to use Microsoft Office.

First, open the PDF in Microsoft Word. Then, go to the "File" menu and select "Print." In the open print dialog box, look for the "Scale" option and select "100%." This will ensure that your PDF prints at its actual size.

Tips to Enlarge PDF for Printing Using WPS Office

To use WPS to enlarge a PDF document for printing, follow these steps:

1. Open the WPS PDF editing tool and click "Open File" to import the PDF document you want to enlarge.

2. Once the document is opened, click the "Zoom In" button to enlarge the document's view. Alternatively, you can use the zoom slider or enter a specific percentage in the zoom box.

3. If necessary, adjust the document's page size by clicking the "Page" tab and selecting "Page Size." From there, you can choose a pre-set page size or enter custom dimensions.

4. If the text or images in the document appear blurry or pixelated after enlarging the document, try enhancing the document's resolution. To do this, click the "Enhance" tab and select "OCR."

5. Once the document is enlarged to your desired size and resolution, save the changes by clicking on "Save" or "Save As" and choose a file format that is suitable for printing, such as PDF or JPEG.

FAQs

What Should I Do if My PDF Is Too Big to Print?

If your PDF file is too large to be printed, you can try modifying the print settings or resizing the document using PDF editing software or online tools. Additionally, you can print the document in smaller sections or lower the print quality to reduce the file size.

How Do I Check the PDF size for Printing on WPS Office?

To check PDF size for printing on WPS Office, open the file, go to print, check page size and adjust settings if necessary before printing.

How Can I Make a PDF Bigger for Printing Without Losing Quality?

If you want to increase the size of a PDF for printing without compromising its quality, you can utilize software or online tools that permit you to raise the resolution or DPI (dots per inch) of the document. Doing so will help preserve the quality of the text and images even when the PDF is printed at a larger size.

Discover More on How to Enlarge PDFs for Printing

Whether you're looking to print a large poster or an art portfolio or need to make the text more readable, enlarging your PDF is an effective way to meet these goals. Start enlarging your PDFs effortlessly with WPS Office today! Download for a free trial.


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