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Bug 33882 - "Download as PDF" outputs A4
"Download as PDF" outputs A4
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Collection (Other open bugs)
All All
: Unprioritized enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Doug
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Blocks: 31552 Wikisource
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Reported: 2012-01-22 17:04 UTC by Smallman
Modified: 2012-04-24 15:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Smallman 2012-01-22 17:04:17 UTC
The "Download as PDF" option in the Print/export toolbox outputs A4 paper (8.27 in x 11.69 in) which is standard in countries that have adopted the metric system. The United States, however, uses US Letter size which is 8.5 x 11.5 inches. 

Is there a way to get it to output US Letter size?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2012-01-22 21:15:36 UTC
You should generally be able to print A4 documents with a slight resize as default behavior from any PDF printer I've seen; do you very specifically need US Letter size PDF sources for a particular reason?
Comment 2 Jarry1250 2012-01-23 16:11:45 UTC
Agree with Brion; scaling down ("Fit to available area") is usually no problem for a PDF handler. Is there a specific reason why it's problematic here, I wonder?
Comment 3 Doug 2012-04-24 15:25:28 UTC
I get a pdf that prints to whatever size I ask, including US letter (8.5x11) or even #10 envelopes. This works on on MacBook and an iMac using both Safari and FF11 with Preview as well as on a Dell running Windows Enterprise Edition with both IE and FF with Adobe Acrobat Pro.  This happens even though I'm in Europe.  Maybe you mean that the layout is for A4 so it isn't putting the page breaks where you'd expect them in 8-1/2 x 11?  Since you said it's not *printing* to 8-1/2x11 the problem would appear to be local to your system and not a MediaWiki bug and I'm marking this bug resolved.

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