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I create a PDF where I define absolute measurements. However, when I print this PDF, the measurements aren't correct. I want to have a PDF file that contains no differences between the actual size vs "fit to page" when printing.

Posted on StackOverflow on Jun 6, 2014 by Cristi B.

Please add the following line to your code. This line will make sure that the page isn't scaled when printed:

writer.addViewerPreference(PdfName.PRINTSCALING, PdfName.NONE);

This is the only parameter you can set to influence the print setting. You can't tell a viewer that it needs to fit the page to the size of the printer page. You can only instruct the viewer that the actual size needs to be taken, by setting the PRINTSCALING to NONE.