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    Printing to scale

    Hi all

    Just wondering if its possible to print 1 to 1 scale using MS paint or any other graphics programme if the item that is been printed, is say a curved window centre line about 1.4m long.
    Someone over at hovercontrol mentioned this beign discussed here somewhere and you convert it to PDF.

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    Re: Printing to scale

    Most programs should allow 1:1 scale printing, but it actually depends more on your printer than the program. Adobe Acrobat allows endless possiblities.

    I uploaded a pdf of a 737 MIP, Overhead, etc in order for people to select the area they want and print it out at 1:1 scale utilizing any printer. If you want to print a very large image/document using a normal letter size printer Adobe Acrobat allows tiling to do that too.

    Whatever program you use make sure you select a custom paper size that is large enough to print the image/document.

    If you have any problems, let me know and I can convert the document to pdf for you.
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    Re: Printing to scale

    Thanks autocadplease

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    Re: Printing to scale

    I am printig 1:1 with MS EXCEL (737-Overhead).
    You can try this http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

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    Re: Printing to scale

    Thanks skino
    Tried out rasterbator but it seems to only print with dots which you can change the size of ,don't think you are able print normal lines.

    I didn't know you could use MS excell?

    Is there a programe out there that will let me import an image so I scale it or get measurements

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    Re: Printing to scale

    Try this http://www.posteriza.com/es/index.php?lang=en_US or this http://www.postersw.com/download.html
    Maybe OpenOffice Calc or http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/
    EXCEL ist the best Software for the Job. I have made all my Panels with EXCEL





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    A little Tutorial in German http://212.227.203.16/fb/showthread.php?t=27281

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