Patterns for Fashion Dolls
by Don McCunn
About PDF Downloads
PDF is a name applied to files that can be displayed and printed by the free Adobe Acrobat reader. Some of the advantages of using the PDF Download Patterns are indicated below.
Printing Patterns from PDF Files
The Adobe Acrobat Reader print function can be set to shrink or expand pages. This will cause patterns to be printed incorrectly. The phrasing of this function depends on the version of Acrobat that you are using. Specific instructions are included with each of my PDF patterns and are also available in the PDF Test File which you may download below. To verify the patterns are printed the correct size, each of my pattern pages includes a blue box around the margins that is exactly 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm).
Another problem you may encounter with some computer/printer combinations is that additional characters may be printed. These characters do not appear when the pages are displayed. When this happens, use the "Print as image" function. Download the PDF Test File to see the checkbox for this feature.
The PDF Test File includes the specific printing instructions included with each of my patterns. It also includes the instructions for installing a hidden zipper in the Morning Glory gown and the blue box I use to verify that patterns are being printed to the correct size. The time to download this file is indicated below.
Copyright © 2005 by Donald H. McCunn