Tiled Printing with Word ??

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    sheets wide that I can tape together?

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:57:59 -0700, Jim Thompson
    <> wrote:

    >Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >
    > ...Jim Thompson


    IIRC, Open Office will do this, at least the PowerPoint-type program
    will.

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    Spehro Pefhany, Dec 4, 2007
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  3. Jim Thompson

    John B Guest

    On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:

    > Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    > sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >
    > ...Jim Thompson


    Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    pages? More detail of your application is needed.

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    John B, Dec 4, 2007
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  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    <> wrote:

    >On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >
    >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >>
    >> ...Jim Thompson

    >
    >Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >pages? More detail of your application is needed.


    Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
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  5. Jim Thompson

    John B Guest

    On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:

    > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    > >
    > >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    > >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    > >>
    > >> ...Jim Thompson

    > >
    > > Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    > > pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >
    > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    > my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.
    >
    > ...Jim Thompson


    So, how large is your original page and how many pages do you want to
    spread it over?

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    John B
     
    John B, Dec 4, 2007
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  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    On 04 Dec 2007 17:49:18 GMT, "John B"
    <> wrote:

    >On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >
    >> On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >> > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >> >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >> >>
    >> >> ...Jim Thompson
    >> >
    >> > Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >> > pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >>
    >> Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    >> my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.
    >>
    >> ...Jim Thompson

    >
    >So, how large is your original page and how many pages do you want to
    >spread it over?


    It's roughly 8.5" x 19" (landscape), so I'd like to print it onto 2
    8.5" x 11" and tape together. (It's all text... scaled onto a single
    8.5" x 11" it's hard to read.)

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
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  7. Jim Thompson

    John B Guest

    On 04/12/2007 John B wrote:

    > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >
    > > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    > > <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    > > >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    > > >>
    > > >> ...Jim Thompson
    > > >
    > > > Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner
    > > > style pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    > >
    > > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-)
    > > In my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.
    > >
    > > ...Jim Thompson

    >
    > So, how large is your original page and how many pages do you want to
    > spread it over?


    I've just checked and can't find any method in Word, but my printer
    driver (Lexmark P4350) does it. There's an 'N-up' mode (multiple Word
    pages per printed sheet) and 'Poster' mode which appears to be what you
    need.

    --
    John B
     
    John B, Dec 4, 2007
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  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    On 04 Dec 2007 17:58:37 GMT, "John B"
    <> wrote:

    >On 04/12/2007 John B wrote:
    >
    >> On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>
    >> > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    >> > <> wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >> > >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >> > >>
    >> > >> ...Jim Thompson
    >> > >
    >> > > Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner
    >> > > style pages? More detail of your application is needed.
    >> >
    >> > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-)
    >> > In my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.
    >> >
    >> > ...Jim Thompson

    >>
    >> So, how large is your original page and how many pages do you want to
    >> spread it over?

    >
    >I've just checked and can't find any method in Word, but my printer
    >driver (Lexmark P4350) does it. There's an 'N-up' mode (multiple Word
    >pages per printed sheet) and 'Poster' mode which appears to be what you
    >need.


    :-( My hp P2015dn seems not to have 'N-up' :-(

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
    #8
  9. Jim Thompson

    John B Guest

    On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:

    > On 04 Dec 2007 17:58:37 GMT, "John B"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > > On 04/12/2007 John B wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    > >> > <> wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> > > On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    > >> > >
    > >> > >> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get

    > multiple >> > >> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> ...Jim Thompson
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner
    > >> > > style pages? More detail of your application is needed.
    > >> >
    > >> > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world

    > ;-) >> > In my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled'
    > printing. >> >
    > >> > ...Jim Thompson
    > >>
    > >> So, how large is your original page and how many pages do you want

    > to >> spread it over?
    > >
    > > I've just checked and can't find any method in Word, but my printer
    > > driver (Lexmark P4350) does it. There's an 'N-up' mode (multiple
    > > Word pages per printed sheet) and 'Poster' mode which appears to be
    > > what you need.

    >
    > :-( My hp P2015dn seems not to have 'N-up' :-(
    >
    > ...Jim Thompson


    Yep, the Lexmark does it. I've just made an A3 page and printed it on a
    3x3 matrix of A4 pages. Looks great.

    Thanks for making me go and do that, I've never tried it before. ;-)

    Have a look here http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html and
    see if you can find a new driver with those features.

    Alternatively, you could try making a PDF file with a custom paper size
    (I use PdfCreator) and getting a local print shop to run you off a copy.

    --
    John B
     
    John B, Dec 4, 2007
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  10. Jim Thompson

    Rich Webb Guest

    Jim Thompson wrote:
    > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >>> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >>>
    >>> ...Jim Thompson

    >> Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >> pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >
    > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    > my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.


    Somewhat of a kludge, but try exporting it to PDF (using one of the free
    third-party PDF generators, if necessary) and then print that file from
    Acrobat or Foxit using the Print Zoom and Current View options.

    Painful enough that you'll probably only want to do it once but if it's
    a one-off that might be enough ...

    --
    Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
     
    Rich Webb, Dec 4, 2007
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  11. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 13:27:40 -0500, Rich Webb
    <> wrote:

    >Jim Thompson wrote:
    >> On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >>>> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >>>>
    >>>> ...Jim Thompson
    >>> Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >>> pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >>
    >> Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    >> my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.

    >
    >Somewhat of a kludge, but try exporting it to PDF (using one of the free
    >third-party PDF generators, if necessary) and then print that file from
    >Acrobat or Foxit using the Print Zoom and Current View options.
    >
    >Painful enough that you'll probably only want to do it once but if it's
    >a one-off that might be enough ...


    Not bad actually., particularly since I have a "normal" 8.5" height,
    then a "wide" page. So "fit height", print view, slide right, print
    view, will work great!

    Thanks for the pointer!

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
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  12. Jim Thompson

    Rich Grise Guest

    On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:46:49 -0700, Jim Thompson wrote:
    > On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    >>On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >>> sheets wide that I can tape together?

    >>
    >>Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >>pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >
    > Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    > my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.


    Of course, you realize that this isn't an electronics design
    question. ;-)
    </obchide>

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
    Rich Grise, Dec 4, 2007
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  13. Jim Thompson wrote:
    Have you tried specifying a large custom paper size
    (actually page size)? If I do that, then print, my printer
    driver asks me if I want to print the page on multiple sheets.

    --
    Regards,

    John Popelish
     
    John Popelish, Dec 4, 2007
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  14. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:52:31 -0500, John Popelish <>
    wrote:

    >Jim Thompson wrote:
    >Have you tried specifying a large custom paper size
    >(actually page size)? If I do that, then print, my printer
    >driver asks me if I want to print the page on multiple sheets.


    I'll try that and see what it does. Thanks!

    ...Jim Thompson
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    Jim Thompson, Dec 4, 2007
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    mpm Guest

    On Dec 4, 11:57�am, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@My-
    Web-Site.com> wrote:
    > Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    > sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >
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    I'm suprised this isn't a feature (ehh, "bug") in Microsoft Word. (?!)
    You would think given MS's long history of stupid stuff, you'd have to
    go out of your way to print a normal 8-1/2 x 11. (i.e., tile printing
    would be default - which of course, is stupid).

    Here, you have the opposite problem.
    Just thought I throw in that observation.

    Personally, I've never thought about trying to banner print with Word.
    Setting a custom size PostScript printer page size with corresponding
    margins in Word ought to do it. But my guess is there'll be some
    dumbass limit in Word that only allows a margin to be so wide....
    typically about 4% less than you need it to be.

    In other words (no pun intended), just enough to be upsetting.

    -mpm
     
    mpm, Dec 5, 2007
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  16. Jim Thompson

    Joel Koltner Guest

    "mpm" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Dec 4, 11:57?am, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@My-
    Web-Site.com> wrote:
    "I'm suprised this isn't a feature (ehh, "bug") in Microsoft Word. (?!)"

    It makes a lot more sense to make it a feature of the operating system in the
    form of a printer driver "layer" (that sits on tops of the printer driver that
    takes to the physical printer) -- this way every app doesn't have to
    re-implement it. They are commerical programs out there to do this already...
    perhaps sooner or later Microsoft will buy one?

    FinePrint works this way... wonderful program, although unfortunately tiled
    printing is one of the few things it doesn't do.

    "But my guess is there'll be some
    dumbass limit in Word that only allows a margin to be so wide....
    typically about 4% less than you need it to be."

    Word doesn't care about margins (they can be 0" if you like), but it is smart
    enough to query the printer's driver to ask it what the printer can physically
    support -- if you request a margin that's too small it puts up a dialog asking
    whether you want to "fix it" or keep it, knowing that the printer will be
    cropping your text (but perhaps by the time you get aorund to printing you'll
    be using a different printer...)
     
    Joel Koltner, Dec 5, 2007
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  17. On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:38:11 -0500, Spehro Pefhany
    <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:57:59 -0700, Jim Thompson
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >>sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >>
    >> ...Jim Thompson

    >
    >IIRC, Open Office will do this, at least the PowerPoint-type program
    >will.
    >
    >Best regards,
    >Spehro Pefhany



    It's time for a knoppix boot disc!... Shall I post one?! ;-]

    Mine is on my thumb drive.
     
    ChairmanOfTheBored, Dec 6, 2007
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  18. On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:57:59 -0700, Jim Thompson
    <> wrote:

    >Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >
    >

    Make the page size 5.5 x 4.25
     
    ChairmanOfTheBored, Dec 6, 2007
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  19. Jim Thompson

    Joerg Guest

    Rich Grise wrote:
    > On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:46:49 -0700, Jim Thompson wrote:
    >> On 04 Dec 2007 17:42:29 GMT, "John B"
    >>> On 04/12/2007 Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    >>>> sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >>> Sorry Jim, the question doesn't make sense. Do you mean banner style
    >>> pages? More detail of your application is needed.

    >> Yep, "Banner" is what I guess it is called in the non-CAD world ;-) In
    >> my schematic and graphic programs it's called "tiled' printing.

    >
    > Of course, you realize that this isn't an electronics design
    > question. ;-)



    Nope, cuz tile is the stuff that is gitten cut on them thar sawz with da
    water spritzing out front all the time.

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    http://www.analogconsultants.com/
     
    Joerg, Dec 6, 2007
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  20. Jim Thompson

    JosephKK Guest

    Jim Thompson posted to
    sci.electronics.design:

    > Is there any way to print, with Word, so that I can get multiple
    > sheets wide that I can tape together?
    >
    > ...Jim Thompson


    Excel does tiled printing. If you can transfer it and get the paper
    size stuff to work that might do it for you.
     
    JosephKK, Dec 7, 2007
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