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* August 01, 2017, 09:21:22 AM
I am trying to print a drawing full size. The drawing is 16” x 37”, I saved it as a PDF file so the local print shop could print it on a large format printer. I saved the file to a flash drive and took it to the print shop but only a small part of the drawing was there, how do I fix this? This is the first time I have tried to print full size.

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* August 01, 2017, 09:26:34 AM
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I am trying to print a drawing full size. The drawing is 16” x 37”, I saved it as a PDF file so the local print shop could print it on a large format printer. I saved the file to a flash drive and took it to the print shop but only a small part of the drawing was there, how do I fix this? This is the first time I have tried to print full size.


If possible, post the problem file and somebody could check the printer setting.

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DonCW

2017 Platinum
Light Works Plug in
Windows 10
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* August 01, 2017, 11:56:31 AM
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Are you saving to PDF or printing to PDF?

If saving, click on the "Setup" button and enter the needed sizes in the "PDF File Export" dialog.

If printing, having the "Print Quality" set too high in the PDF software can cause it to create a partial print. Print Quality

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit


August 03, 2017, 12:36:15 AM
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Best to Print to PDF (I used CutePDF, but there are other free PDF Printer drivers).

Be sure to set the page size for both the Printer Paper and the Drawing Sheet Size (look for the Custom Postscript Page Size for the Printer Paper selection).


Jeff


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