Not every PDF is conveniently sized 8.5 x 11 inches a page. If you have ever downloaded a rail or bus schedule, they generally do not fit your 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
So what do you do? One method is to print page by page, and the article Printing PDFs as Fit to Page: How to Turn the Feature On and Off talks about fitting your PDF to the page, and how to use the feature or not, for your convenience.
While this gives you some limited control over printing only a section of a large PDF, most free PDF readers, including Adobe, do not allow other options in their free versions. There are workarounds for this, and a couple are discussed in the article.
But, what do you do when you are trying to print a copy of the CIA Factbook world map, which is nearly 40 inches on a side?
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