I have created a pattern in Illustrator CS6 and need to save as a pdf and retain the correct scale. I'm losing 1/16" of a inch all around. How can I resolve this?

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Check your PDF save settings to ensure it is saving at 100% scale, and that the document bleed is not being included. Might be worth checking print settings to to ensure no bordering is being added, or that it is set too.

  • Thanks @SimonCurry, those are helpful suggestions. I changed the setting from "Actual Size" to "Custom 100%" in Acrobat Pro and that worked but still need to check what you mentioned. Thanks again.
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    Commented May 11, 2015 at 16:40

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