Printing Poster Size with Adobe Reader

Happy Saturday everyone! I wanted to share a little trick I learned recently when looking through the print options on Adobe Reader--printing poster-size!!

This isn't something I really use often, thanks to our document camera (I've only printed poster size for Stephanie's FabulousBeyondWords Calendar Math) BUT it is great for something you want to laminate and write on many times.

So, in case this is new information to you as well, here are the steps.

1. Open the pdf you would like to enlarge.
2. Click on File and Print.
3. Under the option for Page Scaling, choose Tile All Pages:
4. Change the size of the document by increasing the Tile Scale (I used 175% as shown below):
5. Check off the Cut Marks box (shown just above) so you will have guides to use for cutting. They will show up like little crosshairs (as you can see just under that swirly border):
The only downfall is, with the resizing, you may end up with some extra white space at the top of your document...
But that large visual is such a great tool, I don't mind in the case of a couple of documents. 

Once I have it all printed, I cut the pages with a paper trimmer, glue on a posterboard, and laminate!

Do you ever print poster-size? Do you have any tips or tricks to share with us? Thanks for reading :)


  1. I noticed it but never tried it. Would have been a good idea for a few things in my room. Thanks for experimenting and sharing!

    Fifth in the Middle

  2. Cool! I've seen that but never tried.Thanks for the tutorial!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  3. I've thought about that many times, but never long enough to figure out how to do it. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Wow! That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing Kristen! I had no idea that this could be done. Have a great weekend!

    Swimming into Second

  5. I've been wondering how to do this exact thing! Thank you so much!

    A Place to Thrive

  6. I had no idea that you could do that!! Thanks for sharing! I have quite a few items that I would love to have poster-sized.

  7. Fantastic tip!! I can always count on you for techy tips!!

  8. I figured this out this summer and thought it was genius... It makes posters so much easier to make! :)

  9. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I am pinning this.

  10. Did you remake the items for that calendar math? I'd be interested in seeing photos of your calendar math board/area.

    Thanks! :)

    1. I just finished setting up a calendar (finally) for the area and hope to take pictures soon :)

  11. Wow! Thank you! I never knew how to make it poster size!

  12. What does the final product look like???

  13. Which version of Adobe Reader are you using because I am not seeing that option on mine.

  14. I want to poster-size everything! Just kidding! :) Thanks for sharing this idea!

  15. Hi guys! just want to share this tip in Large printing:If you want to print a poster with a solid- color or gradient background, please carefully consider the drawbacks- it will take longer to print, and it may make the poster more susceptible to damage when handled.
    -- ZTE review


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