How to Set the Adobe Print Alignment

By Christina Shaffer

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are popular programs that allow users to easily view, share and print PDFs. Whether you're using Acrobat or Reader, users can modify the print settings by accessing the main toolbar. Though Reader does not allow users to set page margin values, users have the option to eliminate page margins or alter the text alignment in the "Print" settings. To set the margins in Acrobat, users can crop the pages in a PDF. This process will work for Acrobat 9 and Reader 9.

Adobe Acrobat

Step 1

Open Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2

Click the "File" tab and open your preferred PDF.

Step 3

Click on the "Document" tab and select the "Crop Pages" option. The "Crop Pages" window will appear on the screen. In the "Margin Controls" section, you will notice an up arrow and down arrow next to each margin option (i.e. top, bottom, left and right).

Step 4

Click the up arrow button to increase the margin, and click the down arrow to decrease the size of the margin. If you would like to set each margin to zero, click on the "Set to Zero" button.

Step 5

Click on the "File" tab and select "Print." Click the "Page Scaling" drop-down menu and select your preferred text alignment, such as "Booklet Printing," "Multiple pages per sheet" or "Shrink to Printable Area."

Adobe Reader

Step 1

Open Adobe Reader.

Step 2

Click the "File" tab and open your PDF.

Step 3

Click the "File" tab and select "Print." The "Print" window will appear on the screen.

Step 4

Click the "Page Scaling" drop-down menu and select one of the available options, such as "None," "Shrink to Printable Area" or "Fit to Printable Area."

Step 5

Click on the "File" tab and select the "Print Setup" option if you would like to eliminate the printed margins in your PDF. After the "Print Setup" menu appears, select your printer from the drop-down menu and click the "Properties" button. Click the "Paper/Quality" tab, check the box next to "Borderless Printing" and click "OK."