PDF with NO page breaks?

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I have a long scrolling capture that I want to convert to a PDF. But all options I have tried breaks the capture into pages. I want just one long PDF. How do I turn off pagination and have a PDF that has the entire capture with no page breaks?
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Well you posted this question in the Camtasia forum and to start Camtasia does not have a option to save to PDF.

If this is about Snagit, it can save to PDF but you won't be able to do what you want in Snagit either.

I don't know of any way that you can make a PDF with one really long page and no page breaks.

My question would be why you are wanting to do this?

The problem I can see is that it would create problems for the end users that would want to print the PDF or with the program that they use to read the PDF.


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I once faced a situation using an authoring program in which my client wanted a scrollable window for a PDF file.  The only way I could make a long-scrolling single-page PDF was to put the entire text of the PDF into an HTML page, print the page to a new PDF using a page-print extension, then import the resulting long PDF into the program.  It worked -- and it looked terrible.  I ended up taking the same text file that I had used for the HTML, inserting it as a long text box.

All of that being said ... what a frustrating use of time!
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You have to File > Save As >  PDF  > "Options" > "PDF Page Setup" >  

On the left side, set the correct Page Size, Margins, and at the bottom there is option to "Fit on page (shrink)"  .  This image shows all 3 dialog boxes from left to right



If the shrink is too great, then save again, but create a custom Page Size that is really long/wide enough to incorporate the entire image without shrinking.

I would think though that a .PNG formatted image would be more pragmatic??
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