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Moving the Centre of a Plan when Printing in Poster Format?

How do you avoid a component being spread across more sheets than necessary?

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Robin Colbourne17/11/2019 23:02:25
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Printing a plan from Outerzone, I used 'Poster Format' as the site recommended, so the A4 sheets could be joined easily.

The annoying thing is that Adobe Reader automatically centred the plan to what it decided was the required number of sheets, complete with a large border. This resulted in each component, e.g. Wing, Fuselage, Tail, being printed across several sheets, whereas if I could have moved the centre of the image, both the top and bottom edges of each component could be on the same sheet.

Is there a way of doing this pre-printing, rather than printing 'as is', taping all the sheets together and photocopying each part?

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 17/11/2019 23:03:16

Geoff S18/11/2019 00:39:33
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Have you selected a centre image option on your printer?


Martyn K19/11/2019 09:21:58
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Try downloading and using Foxit PDF Reader, Its a much better reader than Adobe and you can de-centre a tiled print to reduce the output.


GrahamC19/11/2019 09:46:01
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In Adobe Acrobat Viewer...

Select [EDIT] from the top menu

Select [Take a Snapshot]

Select the area of the drawing you would like to print with the mouse

Select Print or via keyboard [Control P]

And then obviously make sure its printing at 100% in poster mode.

And Bob's your uncle..... Very handy for selecting small bits of the drawing to print on single bits of paper for templates etc. Also you will find that that you can get away with only printing parts of the plan.

Edited By GrahamC on 19/11/2019 09:46:33

Steven Shaw19/11/2019 10:22:05
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+1 for GrahamC's method, that's how I do it also.

Robin Colbourne19/11/2019 22:11:36
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Great! Thanks everyone, I'll give GrahamC's method a go, and if that doesn't work, I'll take Martyn K's advice download FoxIt.

I'll be back with the results.


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