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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue May 17th, 2011, 10:36 pm

Not sure if this should be in here but I didn't know where else to complain/plead.

Is there a program somewhere in the world that allows one to create a 6x9 inch page size PDF?

I found a free program that will resize PDF pages but apparently goes by pixels. I can now tell you that 6 pixels by 9 pixels is very very very small.

I don't much care for technology. And I don't like that CreateSpace won't take a Word file. Has to be PDF. I just want to use my free book code from winning NaNoWriMo to create a sort of galley. It should not be this difficult. Or maybe I should not be so dim. Either way, I'm annoyed.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed May 18th, 2011, 12:54 am

I use Indesign or Corel to create my PDFs, but as far as I know, Word will do the same. Just make sure the page size on your Word program is 6" x 9". then export it as a pdf.

If you don't know how to resize pages in Word, go to the file menu, choose 'page setup', click the 'paper' tab, and type in the desired dimensions under width and height. It will automatically change from 'letter' to 'custom'.

Hope this helps.

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Post by Ariadne » Wed May 18th, 2011, 12:58 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Not sure if this should be in here but I didn't know where else to complain/plead.

Is there a program somewhere in the world that allows one to create a 6x9 inch page size PDF? [/quote]

If you have Word, you can create a template that uses 6x9 paper and then convert that to a pdf. If you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you can use Word's print function to create a pdf from there, and it should be the right size. My husband also recommended a free program called CutePDF which you can use if you don't have Acrobat to do the conversion for you.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed May 18th, 2011, 2:36 am

Ok. I have it set perfectly in Word. Tried printing to a PDF using PrimoPDF and while the text is in the proper size box for a 6x9 it's on a standard letter size page.

Apparently I do not have the full version of Adobe. Another thing for my wishlist. Used to use CutePDF. Only used it on a newsletter that was letter size. Perhaps I should try it for this.

Thank you both for your help. I feel very behind the times or ignorant depending on the moment. Don't like when little things trip me up. Makes me doubt myself.

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Post by Michy » Wed May 18th, 2011, 3:25 am

I think you may be able to update/upgrade Adobe Acrobat for free. Have you tried that?

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed May 18th, 2011, 3:20 pm

Michy, I only have the Acrobat Reader and I think I've got the latest version of it. Looks like I need to budget for a good chunk to invest in software. *sigh*

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