[Athen] Enlarged Print Textbooks

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue May 13 14:18:32 PDT 2008

For large print, I love working with PDFs, and most of the publishers are
pretty good about providing them.

As long as you have Adobe Acrobat Professional, you can open the PDF in
Acrobat, crop the margins down to a minimum, and then in the print window,
scale to full page and print on 11 in. x 17 in. paper. You can also tile the
pages so that you print half a page onto 8.5 in. x 11 in. paper.

If the student wants Word, you can save to HTML 4.0 then open the document
through Word and save it as a Word doc. In Word, you can change font size
easily by selecting text and then using Ctrl + Shift + >.

If you want more details on these techniques, you can e-mail me off-list,
and I will send you my manual.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of McNamee, Bridget
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:28 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Enlarged Print Textbooks

Hi There,

Does anyone have any favorite methods of producing/obtaining
enlarged print textbooks? Are any publishing companies "friendlier" to work
with in this regard?



Bridget McNamee

Disability Outreach Specialist

Wentworth Institute of Technology

550 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-4998

(617) 989-4544

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