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From: "Cuddles" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Printing large charts on a plotter
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:22:43 +0100
I have had this problem myself and got over it by:-
Save the chart as a .jpg or .png file
Open it in a picture editor ( I use Photoshop but any should do)
Adjust it up as necessary (Contrast/ brightness etc. to get it as I want
Save as a .pdf file.
Open Acrobat and load the file.
The file will be 1 page whatever size it was in GB.
An Office plotter should now be capable of printing it as long as the
plotter width can handle your chart width.
So far I have printed up to 36" (A0) wide using this system. 18" high should
only need a small plotter (A2?). The length is limited by paper and ink
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan Lowrey" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:21 AM
Subject: [GENBOX] Printing large charts on a plotter
>I have read many of the previous messages in the archives on this
> topic, and tried all the tips on how to print large charts on one
> page, but it hasn't worked for me.
> I created a wonderful chart that is 8 pages (4 pages wide and two
> high, but the chart only covers about 3 inches of the bottom row of
> pages). I saved the chart as a gbt file, and also a png. I closed GB.
> The went to Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes, I tried to set my
> Adobe PDF printer driver to a page size. All I could find was
> "Custom", so I selected that and set the page to 38" wide and 18"
> high. I opened GB again and checked the printer page size and it was
> back to letter size.
> I have no trouble printing the chart to PDF, but when it opens in
> Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro, it is on 8 separate pages. I again
> set the page size to the larger size, and then I got the larger paper
> size, but with only page 1 of the chart, on the left side, and the
> rest of the chart was blank.
> Can anyone give me more detailed step-by-step instructions. I seem to
> get lost on when and how to set the page size in my printer driver.
> The person I am doing the chart for has a plotter at his office and
> wants a PDF file so he can print his chart himself and make copies
> for his relatives.
> All advice gratefully appreciated.
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