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  1. Mistress

    Mistress Guest

    I can't be the first person to want a good old, single big sheet, write-on-
    able paper schematic in these days of service manuals on discs. Does anyone
    have a method that works well for them?

    My specific goal is a paper sheet (or a stitched paper sheet) of the
    schematic for my Toshiba 55Hx70 big screen.

    Thanks.
     
  2. John Del

    John Del Guest

    Subject: Getting a paper schematic from a PDF?
    Does anyone

    Opening the PDF with Adobe Acrobat will give you the option of printing the
    pages you need. Depending how they're assembled, you may have to tape it
    together.

    John
     
  3. Dbowey

    Dbowey Guest

    Mistress posted:

    << I can't be the first person to want a good old, single big sheet, write-on-
    able paper schematic in these days of service manuals on discs. Does anyone
    have a method that works well for them?

    My specific goal is a paper sheet (or a stitched paper sheet) of the
    schematic for my Toshiba 55Hx70 big screen.
    I must be missing something....... I just print the PDF file. When I want
    larger pages than my printer can do, I take the file to a print shop.

    Don
     
  4. Mistress

    Mistress Guest


    What I didn't explain well is that these schematics run on for 55 pages.
     
  5. Bill Jeffrey

    Bill Jeffrey Guest

    So is your question
    o How do I print several small schematics on several small pages, or
    o How do I print several small parts of one big schematic on several
    pages, so you can tape them together into one big sheet?

    Both are quite straightforward. Let us know what you need to do.

    Bill
     
  6. NSM

    NSM Guest

    | In article <>,
    | says...
    | > I must be missing something....... I just print the PDF file. When I
    want
    | > larger pages than my printer can do, I take the file to a print shop.

    | What I didn't explain well is that these schematics run on for 55 pages.

    Actually, what you didn't explain is what the correct size of the schematics
    is. Are they plan sized (like 36” x 42”)?

    N
     
  7. JURB6006

    JURB6006 Guest

    I think there's something in "page setup" or "printer setup" or something like
    that.

    As the computers are not close to my bench, I usually just need to print a
    section, in which I use a screen capture in a graphics program.

    Incedentally, as one respondant said, he takes the file to a print shop. This
    is a good idea, because the ink in a regular printer is water soluble and can
    be marred too easily. Spill a drop of coffe on that and it will wipe it out, if
    you get it laser printed you just wipe it of and all is well.

    Some printer drivers have options to do what you want, as do some programs. Had
    you an NAP set, the Force software on their CD allows for spreading their hard
    to read prints across 4 pages or whatever.

    Incedentally, "[email protected]&m" ( deal with the s&m part later ), I assume you are
    a woman, is that correct ? I ask because I've found very very few women in the
    field, and actually few even have the slightest interest. Even with the
    supposed disparity in physical strength, gender doesn't matter. Quite a few top
    notch techs don't move bigscreens, men, even if strong enough. Put it this way,
    there may well be more woman auto mechanics than TV (or other brownware) techs.

    Just curious.

    JURB
     
  8. Bill Jeffrey

    Bill Jeffrey Guest

    If all you want to do is print a piece, then the Acrobat Reader has the
    capture tool built in. It is the little camera icon with the dotted
    line around it. You click the icon, draw a box around the piece you
    want, and Acrobat captures it on the clipboard. Then you just drop it
    into any graphics program and print it. No special graphics program
    needed - Microsoft Paint (which has come on every Windows computer since
    the Civil War) will do just fine.

    Bill
     
  9. JURB6006

    JURB6006 Guest

    Acrobat Reader has the
    Is there a way to force it to the whole screen so that the capture size is
    constant ? This would allow you to move it one exact screen over and print the
    next section. I don't mind taping them together, but the way I do it, it's very
    difficult to get exactly the same size capture. The program I use is
    PaintShopPro, which is set in page setup to use full page AND to maintain
    aspect ratio. Sometimes I kick the monitor resolution up to 1920 to get the
    best results.

    I'll have to try the camera icon, but will it print full page even if the
    capture was smaller ? I'll keep you "posted" and thanks for the tip, especially
    if it works.

    JURB
     
  10. BWL

    BWL Guest

    If you want a good screen capture program, try Snagit, available from
    techsmith.com
     
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