Making Four-Up Acrobat PDF from a Web Site
by Jeffrey Sward
 
Current as of Windows 7 and Acrobat X.
 
  1. Configure Adobe Printer driver for embedding fonts
    1. Either
      1. => Print management => Custom Filters => All Printers => Adobe PDF => right click => set printing defaults
        - or -
      2. => Devices and Printers => Printers and Faxes => Adobe PDF => right click => printing preferences
    2. => Layout => advanced
    3. Set true type font to download as soft font
    4. Expand PostScript Options
    5. Set PostScript Output Option to Optimize for Portability
    6. Set True Type Download Option to Automatic
    7. Set PostScript Language Level to 2
    8. => OK
    9. => "Adobe PDF Properties"
    10. Uncheck rely on system fonts
    11. => default setting => edit
    12. => General
    13. Compatibility Acrobat 5.0 PDF 1.4
    14. Set Object Level Compression to Off
    15. Set Auto rotate pages to Off
    16. Resolution 600 dpi
    17. All pages
    18. => Images
    19. => Color images
    20. Downsample bi-cubic 600 dpi for images above 601 dpi, compression automatic jpeg, image quality maximum
    21. => Grayscale images
    22. Downsample bi-cubic 300 dpi for images above 301 dpi, compression automatic jpeg, image quality maximum
    23. => Monochrome images
    24. Downsample bi-cubic 1200 dpi for images above 1201 dpi, compression ccitt group 4, anti-alias to gray off
    25. => Fonts
    26. Check Embed all fonts
    27. Uncheck subset embedded font when percent
    28. No fonts listed in either always include or always exclude
    29. => color
    30. tag everything for color management
    31. gray dot gain 20%
    32. srgb iec61996=2.1
    33. cmyk U.S. web coated swop v2
    34. => advanced
    35. uncheck allow post script file to override adobe PDF settings
    36. uncheck allow post script objects
    37. check convert gradients to smooth shades
    38. uncheck convert smooth lines to curves
    39. check preserve level 2
    40. check preserve overprint
    41. uncheck save adobe PDF settings inside PDF file
    42. check save original jpeg images in PDF if possible
    43. => standards
    44. none
    45. => save as swine01xxx
    46. => OK
    47. Should now be back to "Adobe PDF Printing Preferences
    48. => OK
  2. In acrobat create one-up PDF of web site
    1. => file => create => PDF from web page
    2. Get entire site
    3. => Settings
      1. => General
      2. Check create bookmarks
      3. Uncheck all others on general tab
      4. => click file type html => settings
      5. Now on html conversion settings
      6. Default encoding Roman windows
      7. Use selected always
      8. Language script western European
      9. Body text Franklin Gothic Book
      10. Base font size 10
      11. Default colors uncheck force these settings for all pages
      12. Embed multimedia content when possible
      13. Uncheck retain page background
      14. Check convert images
      15. Uncheck underline links
      16. => OK
      17. Now on "Web Page Conversion Settings"
      18. => Page layout
      19. Set margin top one inch
      20. Set margin bottom one inch
      21. Set margin left 0.5 inch
      22. Set margin right 0.5 inch
      23. Orientation portrait
      24. Check scale wide contents to fit page
      25. Uncheck switch to landscape
      26. => OK
      27. Now on "Create PDF from Web Page"
      28. => Create
  3. Wait until finished. This will take some time.
    1. Result will be one-up.
    2. Save as one-up file version.
  4. In Acrobat create a four-up PDF by using print command to print existing one-up PDF to a four-up version
    1. Open one-up file version if not already present in Acrobat
    2. => File => print
    3. Select Adobe PDF
    4. => Properties
    5. Make sure Swine01xxx showing in default settings
    6. Make sure all of the above settings are still active
    7. => OK
    8. Page sizing an handling multiple
    9. Pages per sheet 4
    10. Page order horizontal
    11. Orientation portrait
    12. Uncheck auto-rotate
    13. => OK
    14. Will prompt for file name
  5. Save as four-up file version
  6. Close everything
  7. Make word document of title page and copyright page
  8. Convert word document to one-up two page PDF by printing to PDF
  9. In acrobat combine title page and four-up file version previously made
    1. => file => create => combine files into a single PDF
    2. Add files
    3. Set order
    4. => combine files
    5. Should now see final document
    6. => view => tools => pages
    7. => Edit page display => header and footer => add header and footer
    8. In insert page number set page 1 of n
    9. In font set Franklin Gothic book
    10. Set font size (10)
    11. Set bottom margin to 0.4 in
    12. => Center footer Text
    13. Type Page
    14. => insert in Insert page number box
    15. Inside the box, after the <<1>> manually type space, "of nnn" where nnn is the type final page number
    16. Page << 1 >> of nnn should now appear in middle box
    17. => OK
    18. Verify that page numbers are OK, if not OK, repeat until footer is correct
    19. Save without security as four-up for Lulu
 

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