Printing a scaled-down drawing

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Printing a scaled-down drawing

Postby Ringo » Sat May 02, 2015 5:58 pm

OK, I've finished my drawing, and now I want to print it at 20% the original size.

How?
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Re: Printing a scaled-down drawing

Postby RoryOF » Sat May 02, 2015 6:05 pm

Depending on the printer and the print dialogs in use, try
/File /Print :General tab : Device tab and select "By Percentage" and scroll to 20%. You may have to fiddle about a bit as there are other settings that may influence this. Another possibility is to export as PDF, then use a PDF viewer to print, adjusting the percentage in that application's print dialog.

Do please check a known dimension on the finished output, in case of any error.
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Re: Printing a scaled-down drawing

Postby Ringo » Sat May 02, 2015 8:32 pm

Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, there were no tabs in the print window (I had already tried this).
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Re: Printing a scaled-down drawing

Postby RoryOF » Sat May 02, 2015 8:34 pm

Not having a Mac, I cannot help further. On Ubuntu there are. You'll have to wait for a Mac user to intervene.

 Edit: Try the PDF approach. 
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Re: Printing a scaled-down drawing

Postby acknak » Sat May 02, 2015 9:18 pm

Did you try the "export to pdf"method? That's likely the most dependable approach and it should be available on any platform.
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