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Printing to A3

Post by rfj1001 » 21 Jul 2021 15:36

I am trying to print a series of customised descendant diagrams onto A3 (portrait). If I have 'Show Page Boundaries' enabled I can see that most of the diagrams are calculated to requires 2 pages - side-by-side - to print. Once printed, the box sizes are generously large so I know, with a bit of tweaking, I can get the printed image on one page.

In photoshop, it is easy, you have the option of 'fit to page' or to reduce/expand by a certain percent until you have the desired result.

I can't seem to find a process or way, to do the same in FH, ideally as a customised setting or, if not, for each diagram I create.

All FH setting for diagrams will be set to default

Can anyone help out please.

Thanks

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Post by Jane » 21 Jul 2021 15:40

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Re: Printing to A3

Post by rfj1001 » 21 Jul 2021 17:07

Hi Jane,

I had tried it. I can get through Part 1 easy enough and I can successfully do the first three bullets of Part 2 so I've got the top left hand corner optimally positioned.

As soon as I grab the Bottom Right Hand corner of the page, bullet 4, all page boundaries move and there is no scale figure bottom left. I've tried a few times with the same effect :( Am I doing something wrong?

I did find Diagram/Layout & Scaling/Diagram Scale where you can set a percent and iteratively look at the resultant diagram - only disadvantage is the percent window closes for the diagram to be resized and you have to go back through the menus to try again until youve optimised it.

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Re: Printing to A3

Post by LornaCraig » 21 Jul 2021 18:21

Did you spot that at bullet point 4 you need to grab the bottom right corner of the page with the right mouse button? It's the right button that changes the size of the page relative to the diagram. (Actually it changes the size of the diagram relative to the page, but on the screen it's the page size which appears to change.) The left button just moves the pages.
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Re: Printing to A3

Post by tatewise » 21 Jul 2021 18:54

Just to be clear you can grab & drag any corner of any page, but the left mouse button moves all the page boundaries, while the right mouse button adjusts the Scale.
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Re: Printing to A3

Post by rfj1001 » 22 Jul 2021 12:49

LornaCraig wrote:
21 Jul 2021 18:21
Did you spot that at bullet point 4 you need to grab the bottom right corner of the page with the right mouse button?
Thanks Lorna - my only possible excuse for not reading the instructions properly is the heat :)

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