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Pattern Design Guides
by Don McCunn

About PDF Files

PDF is a name applied to files that can be displayed and printed by the free Adobe Acrobat reader. Some of the advantages of PDF files are indicated below.

  • After you have ordered, you may download the PDF files from the Shopping Cart's Order Confirmation Page or Order Confirmation Email.
  • You can store the Pattern Design Guides on your computer and print them as required.
  • If you do not have a printer, many copy shops can copy from PDF Files such as FedEx Kinko's
  • There is no shipping charge or sales tax applied to PDF Download files.
    ( Depending on where you live, sales tax or VAT charges are applied when Backup CDs are ordered.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for a variety of computers and operating systems.
If you do not already have the reader, you may get Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the link or image.    Link to get Adobe Acrobat

Printing PDF Files

The Adobe Acrobat Reader print function can be set to shrink or expand pages. This will cause patterns included in Pattern Design Guides 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 files and are also available in the PDF Test File which you may download below. To verify the patterns are printed the correct size, appropriate 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 following pages.

  • Overview page for How to Make Custom-Fit Bras
  • Bra Underwire Size Chart
  • Instructions for using Adobe Acrobat
PDF Download Time
File Size 28.8 Kb 56 Kb DSL 128 Kb
357 Kb 1.5 min 1 min 20 sec

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