The Copy To feature is used to copy the output image to a new "page" of a different size.

If you have a document consisting of a mix of Letter, Legal and other paper sizes, the Copy To can be used to create an image or file where each page is the same size. It can also be used in conjunction with Cropping and Trimming to remove unwanted margins and borders and then place the image back onto the same size page, as shown in the steps below.

In this scenario, after cropping the margins from the original 11.00in x 8.50in page below, the resulting smaller image will be scaled and placed on an 11.00in x 8.50in image

Step by Step Instructions

 

1.Select File - Print from your application; the example below uses Microsoft® Word.

In the printer field choose the Raster Image Printer 11.0 from the drop-down list of printers.

Click the Properties... button to open the Raster Image Printer properties dialog box.

2.Click on the Image Processing tab in the Document Properties dialog to access the copy to options.

Check the Copy To check box to enable the copy to options.

Enter the Width and Height of the new image size; here we are using a width of 8.50in and a height of 11.00in.

Set Image Scaling to Fit to Page and uncheck Maintain page aspect ratio. This will make the image to fit the page edge to edge with no white borders.

Choose Middle for both Horizontal Align and Vertical Align. This will center the image on the page.

When using the Fit to Page option you will most often keep the Maintain page aspect ratio option checked to keep the images from becoming distorted.

The above example works as the remaining image has the same aspect ratio (the ratio between the width and the height of the image) as the page it is being copied to.  When the aspect ratio between the source and the destination is different, you can end up with images that look stretched or squished.

 

3.Click on the Page Processing tab in the Document Properties dialog to access the cropping options.

Check the Crop check box to enable the cropping options.

Select Margins from the drop-down list of cropping areas.

For each side of the page, Left, Top, Right and Bottom, enter in the margin width to crop. Our sample page has a left, right, top and bottom margin of one-half an inch(0.50in).

If you do not know the margin size used on your page, print the page to a hardware printer and use a ruler to measure the margins on the physical piece paper. Printers can add an extra hardware margin width on a printed page that may have to be adjusted for.

 

4.As the source document is a landscape oriented document, the Orientation of the printer needs to be changed to Landscape to match. If your source document is portrait, the Orientation needs to be set to Portrait.

On the Layout tab, select Landscape from the Orientation drop down list.

5.Click the OK button on the Document Properties dialog to save the copy to and cropping options.

6.Click the OK button on the Print Dialog, or the appropriate button on your application's print dialog, to send the document to the printer.

7.Choose where to save your JPG image from the Save Image File dialog.

Use the Save in: field to choose a folder to store your JPG image. Your Documents folder, or any folder your have chosen on the Save tab will have been selected for you by default.

In the File name: field, enter a name for your JPG image. A default name for your file has been filled in based on the name your application used when it printed your document to the Raster Image Printer. Here we have changed the file name to CropAndCopyJPG.

The Save as type: drop down list can be used to change the output file type if needed. In this example we are leaving it at the default of JPEG (*.jpg).

Click the Save button to create the file in the folder you chose.

8.Open the new JPG image in your Image viewer.

By using the Copy to features, the new JPG file is also the same size as the original document, but without the white borders.