[OS X TeX] how do I magnify PDF print size? (TeXShop question)

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue May 11 14:14:14 EDT 2004

On 11 mei 2004, at 19:15, Paul J. Campbell wrote:

> I edit a journal of undergraduate mathematics and typeset the issues 
> in LaTeX, usually using Textures on a Mac (OS 10.2). I typeset at 
> 100%, print to PS at 120% (set in Page Setup), then distill to PDF.
> A recent submission uses figures in PDF. Textures does not handle PDF 
> directly; so rather than convert each figure to EPS, I experimented 
> with TeXShop, which does handle PDFs.
> TeXShop produces PDF output, at 100%.
> _Nothing I can do seems to be able to convert the PDF file to one that 
> prints at 120%._ What I need to do is print to a file to send to the 
> publisher.

Have you tried the page setup dialog?

In TeXShop File menu > Page setup > 120% in the appropriate field. 
Print (to printer, haven't tried to print to pdf file). Made a test 
file with a 50mm by 50mm square. Comes out (after magnification) as 
60mm by 60mm. Looks like 120 % to me. Make sure that the final 
magnified size fits on the paper, or the printing system _may_ protest 
(I started out with b5).


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