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I am trying to print a document.

Does anyone know the best size in PDN to fill a A4 page?

I do not have a printer.

The plan is to send it by email to my nephew and he will print it out


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Depends on the resolution. 300dpi 2480 x 3508 pixels.

Printing depends on size of the non-printable borders of the paper which depend on the printer.

So you have to reduce the width and height of the image by these margins


use the PrintIt plugin which allows you to select the whole paper (Layout->Paper Area->Use whole paper area).

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You changed your question. So I'm extending my answer 😉
I would create the image in the proposed size and save it as PDF (ie. via the ImPDF plugin). Because Acrobat Reader has a similar option to print to the whole paper area.

But at the end the answer depends on the printer.

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If the goal is to create the largest possible output centered  on A4 then I would

- paste the screenshot into a new image

- Image->Resize the larger edge to 3508 and set the resolution to 300dpi

- Image->Canvas Size the smaller edge to 2480 (the print size in the dialog should show now 29,7 cm x 21 cm)

But typically the printer dialog is also able to do the required scaling.


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