Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to PaulWhite)
Here's something you can easily try...
In Pages, File > Print > PDF > Open PDF in Preview
Then in Preview.app, File > Print > PDF > Save as PDF, and in the Print Dialog, choose the Paper Size corresponding to your desired final format, and then click the Print button.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
I tried that, but changing the paper size kills the original layout. I have read that it is possible to influence how a pdf will open in a browser if you have the original pdf creation tools. I really need to be able to do it from pages or with the previewer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to PaulWhite)
That is available in Adobe Acrobat, you can choose whether the initial view is small, medium or large.
I suspect in this case as nothing is set, or set where the browser can't find it, the initial view is at 72dpi, hence the huge size.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I have had the behaviour in Adobe Reader on PC with Windows XP. The pages got mega large. Not all PDFs created from Pages though. Mostley they have been as expected.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to PaulWhite)
I expect that Peter is correct because he has lots of experience with Acrobat, but I'm curious about your changing paper size in Preview. I didn't suggest that you change it, just that you set it properly in Preview's Print dialog, in case it somehow had defaulted to something else.
I wasn't aware of the display size flag that both you and Peter seem to be familiar with, so disregard my suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 8:03 AM (in response to PaulWhite)
Pages PDF generation is not the problem.
With the same Acrobat Reader 11.0.02 installed on Windows 7 and OS X 10.8.3, the page display resolution reported by Reader on OS X is 81 ppi, and on Windows, as 96 ppi. Simply put, the same PDF, at the same enlargement setting, would image smaller on OS X than when viewed on Windows 7.
You can test this easily. On the Mac, open a PDF in Reader. Open the Reader preferences and visit Page display > Resolution. Key in 96 ppi and press ok. The PDF image enlarges.
Browsers that still use the Acrobat PDF plugin, or use Reader as a helper application, allow the user to change the viewed PDF enlargement setting, but not the display resolution used. Browsers that offer built-in PDF viewing support (Chrome, Firefox 19) do not. I changed the Reader page display resolution preference, and the Acrobat PDF plug-in did not change viewed PDF size. Even on a refresh of the PDF. It may be hard-wired to use the system default or a calculated default -- perhaps as do the Chrome and current Firefox PDF solutions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to fruhulda)
You gave me an idea, I just created a page witout any images. I thought maybe that was the problem. However it has made no difference.
I also tried purposely setting the paper size before exporting
I assume now, that without having a proper adobe creator it can't be done.