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Includes the PDF name, date of printing, and tile coordinate on every sheet. For example, Page 1 (1,1) means
row 1, column 1 of the first page. Tile coordinates are used for reassembling the tiles.
Prints marks on each corner of a tiled page for ease of assembly. Use this option in conjunction with the
Overlap option. When you specify an overlapping edge and then superimpose those edges, you can use the cut marks
to line up the tiles.
Scale a document for printing
To print an oversized PDF on paper that has smaller dimensions, you can scale the document’s width and height to fit.
1 Choose File > Print.
2 From the Page Scaling menu, choose Fit To Printable Area or Shrink To Printable Area.
Advanced print settings
About PPD files
A PPD file (PostScript Printer Description file) customizes the behavior of the driver for your specific PostScript
printer. It contains information about the output device, including printer-resident fonts, available media sizes and
orientation, optimized screen frequencies, screen angles, resolution, and color output capabilities. It’s important to
set up the correct PPD before you print. Selecting the PPD that corresponds to your PostScript printer or imagesetter
populates the Print dialog box with the available settings for the output device. You can switch to a different one to
suit your needs. Applications use the information in the PPD file to determine which PostScript information to send
to the printer when printing a document.
For best printing results, Adobe recommends that you obtain the latest version of the PPD file for your output device
from the manufacturer. Many print service providers and commercial printers have PPDs for the imagesetters they
use. Be sure to store PPDs in the location specified by the operating system. For details, consult the documentation
for your operating system.
Select a PPD file
The steps for selecting a PPD file are different for each platform.
Select a PPD file in Windows
1 Depending on your version of Windows, do one of the following to open the Add Printer wizard:
• In Windows 2000, choose Start > Settings > Printers > Add Printer.
• In Windows XP, choose Start, open the Printers And Faxes control panel, and click Add A Printer.
2 Follow the instructions to add a printer and specify a PPD file.
Select a PPD file in Mac OS
1 Open the area where you add printers.
2 Click Add in the Printer List window.
3 From the top menu, choose a connection method.
4 Select a printer, or enter the printer’s IP address.