hide web page scrollbars when saving a pdf fi

December 7, 2010 at 11:32:45
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo - 2GB

I am not writing any code here... I merely want to save the .pdf file without the vertical scroll bar or horizontal headers showing. Can this be done without having to write a new program?

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December 7, 2010 at 13:07:53

When I click a PDF file, I do not like the Reader opening in my browser.
So I remove that plugin from the Browser's Plugin folder.
Now every time I click a PDF file Windows asks what I want to do with it.
I select Save to Disk.

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December 7, 2010 at 13:38:51

That would likely depend on the formatting of the page itself, not your individual preference.

If it is coded as absolute pixel size (vs relative %), then that size should be retained in the pdf. Your screen resolution preference is not a factor in the "save as..." or "convert to...". On the other hand, in viewing a pdf file, it is super-easy to zoom in/out. in either percentage, or "fit to screen/width/height, etc.". So... where is the problem?

Besides, it depends on the viewer you use, and whatever sidebar option you have selected, and since there is no magical telepathy coming into play...

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December 7, 2010 at 13:43:43

Additional note: you have not even given a clue about this "saving a pdf file"... is this one you create yourself? One you save from your un-mentioned browser? That kind of info would be somewhat relevant, don't you think?

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December 8, 2010 at 07:01:14

Sorry, I didn't mean to be quite so vague... This is a .pdf that is found in a company's site that shows its brochures, etc. I access it through Microsoft IE7 web browser. I have Adobe Reader 9 and have tried the internet settings both ways - "display PDF in browser" - or not... I want to save a copy to send to a client. I have tried the Save As from both the Adobe menu & the IE menu as well as the "send page by email". All of these produce a document that includes the scroll bars.

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