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How Do I Print One Page Onto Multiple Pages When Using a PDF?

Updated March 23, 2017

Portable document format (PDF) is a converted version of a source document that can be viewed by anyone with a PDF reading program. Most PDF reading programs may be downloaded free of charge. The value of the PDF file is that you do not need access to the program with which the document was created. If you want to enlarge and print a PDF over multiple pages for a larger display, you can do so in just a few steps.

Download and install a PDF reading program that has a feature called page scaling. The following steps apply to Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader and Nitro PDF Reader. All of these programs include page scaling as a print feature, and all are available as a free download.

Open the PDF reading program you just installed. Click the "File" menu and select the "Print" option to launch the "Print" dialogue window. Enter the number of the page that you want to print onto multiple pages in the "Pages" field in the "Print Range" section.

Click the "Page Scaling" drop-down menu in the "Page Handling" section and select the "Tile All Pages" option.

Enter the percentage that you want the PDF enlarged into the "Tile Scale" field. Doing this changes the PDF image in the preview pane. It displays the number of pages that the PDF will print onto.

Click the "Cut Marks" box to add guidelines that identify where to cut any overlap, if necessary. Click the "Labels" box to mark each page with a page number so that you can easily identify the appropriate order. Click the "OK" button to print the pages.

Things You'll Need

  • PDF reading program with page scaling feature
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Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.