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    Question Paper Size

    When I get full circle magazine, I enjoy reading it immensely, but it seems like it's formatted for A4 size paper. Far be it from me to be the Ugly American, but, frankly, A4 paper is almost non-existent around here.

    Is there a way the magazine could be formatted for Letter Size paper also, or perhaps some discussion on formatting to fit in the various Office-style programs.

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    Re: Paper Size

    It is unlikely that this would be possible, as it would mean remaking the whole design again. This would be a lot of effort for our editor, and he already has to much to do

    If you would like to discuss it more, come to one of our meetings, listed on the last page of the magazine.

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    Re: Paper Size

    It is always a possibility, but at this point we have a bit of momentum, it may be hard or inconveniant to change!

    Quote Originally Posted by saxonjf View Post
    ...Far be it from me to be the Ugly American...
    what's this mean? I'm American, and I don't think I'm ugly!

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    Re: Paper Size

    Well, I have been searching the different programs to just reformat it myself. Maybe if you have ideas on which programs could do it, I'd be happy to print it on Letter Size paper myself.
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    Re: Paper Size

    Surely American printers have a setting that can do a 'fit to page'?
    So you'd resize the A4 to US Letter and print.... ??
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    Re: Paper Size

    I know this may be horrible to some, however, if you use Adobe's Acrobat reader, when you print you can tell it to "Fit to Printer Margins" or "Reduce to Printer Margins".

    I couldn't find a way to do this with KPDF, however I haven't spent a lot of time looking either.

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    Re: Paper Size

    saxonjf: A4 paper is almost non-existent around here.

    Do you mean in the US generally or just stores in your area? A4 paper is everywhere here and I thought it would of been the same where you are.

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    Re: Paper Size

    @Mybunche: because they still use the imperial system in the USA, letter is the standard papersize. A4 would be something exotic and foreign, and there for just as hard to get as letter sized paper is for me in Europe.

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    Re: Paper Size

    Thanks Golyadkin.
    Someone also digg'ed an acticle about the paper sizes yesterday.

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    Re: Paper Size

    I ran in to a problem
    the printer "test page" would transmit the papersize to the old laser jet 5
    it would ask for the A4 size paper [and tray] having none I canceled the print job. Oo prints fine when letter is selected. global settings or preferences did not help.
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