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I have a poster that I want to print in A0 size. For technical reasons, the output PDF file unfortunately is currently not in A0 size. How can I print this poster in A0?

Should I first convert it to A0 somehow before sending it to the printer (which I don't know how) or I can just send the file to the printer and there just simply select the A0 option in the printing menu and the printer would take care of it?

I have used LaTeX to make the poster.


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You could print it and Select 'Fit to Page' in the print settings. If it's all Vector, then no problem. If it's bitmap (jpeg or so) then - depending on the resolution of the file - it could get pixely. If that's the case I would at least open it in PS or Gimp and scale it to A0. The quality won't get better but the pixels will be smoothed out. – Yokel Feb 7 '14 at 13:47
I see. Thank you! It's all vector graphics made in LaTeX. So I just take it to the store and hope that they don't ask for an A0 PDF. Hopefully it goes through. – user19697 Feb 7 '14 at 14:06
BTW, when I scale it by gimp, it doesn't scale the PDF to fit the page. It simply makes a A0 canvas and puts the original PDF on top left cornor. So it adds a lot of white space on right side and bottom to fit it to A0 size. – user19697 Feb 7 '14 at 14:43
if you have vectors I wouldnt use Gimp I would use Inkscape – Darth_Vader Feb 7 '14 at 14:53
Inkscape -->Object --> Transform --> Scale to A0 size. Save as PDF. The final output still comes out to be the original size, not A0 ! – user19697 Feb 7 '14 at 15:30

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