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    Default Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    Hello

    Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" to print large posters in Xara Designer Pro X?

    e.g. I have an A2-sized page that I need to print across two sheets of A3 paper on my Epson WF-7840 printer.

    I can't find how to make my Epson printer do it.

    With thanks

    J


    UPDATE:
    I have now discovered my Espons "Properties" utility: Main tab ==> Multipage ==> "2x1 poster".

    Now my problem is how can I make my printout come out at 1:1 ratio?
    i.e. How can I get 10cm in my A2 Xara document to print out as exactly 10cm on paper?

    J
    Last edited by shiphen; 16 March 2022 at 06:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    this may be what you mean:

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    my example is A4, yours would be set differently I guess... but choose custom option and make sure the % scale value is 100%, that way the program does not 'fit to size'... double check top and bottom values are both zero

    that said I may have mis-understood
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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    I think you may be right on handrawn.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    So, to get clear, are you saying that there is no way to print an page across multiple pages from within XDP?

    i.e. If I print at "100%" on an A3 printer it will only it print on a single page.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    Export to pdf, print the pdf. Most pdf viewers have the ability to tile a print.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    You need a poster printing utility for that, such as GD Software's Easy Poster Printer, also available at the Microsoft Store.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
    So, to get clear, are you saying that there is no way to print an page across multiple pages from within XDP?

    i.e. If I print at "100%" on an A3 printer it will only it print on a single page.
    I would probably do what mwenz suggests; he is a printer by trade as I understand

    don't expect a program to do everything... even if it does, there may be a simpler/better way....
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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
    So, to get clear, are you saying that there is no way to print an page across multiple pages from within XDP?
    i.e. If I print at "100%" on an A3 printer it will only it print on a single page.
    shipen, I may be missing something here but, with a WF-7620, I set up an A3 blank Portrait page and make it Double-page and ensure that there is no Page shadow.

    In my printer settings, I pick A3 297 x 420 mm and Borderless. This gives 100% upright.

    I have found I do still get a gap so if joining up is critical, I have a simple remedy.

    Work from A3 single spread and have two pages.
    The first has the full image, left to centre.
    The second is centre to right.
    Always do a simple test run of a diagonal grid and box the size of out factual image is to see how much of an overlap will be needed.
    For instance you may need to scale down to 95% for both, ensuring left & right outer edges are kept aligned.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    indeed

    maybe we both missed something
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    Default Re: Is it possible to do "multi-page printing" of large posters in XDP?

    To be completely honest, I only half-understood any of that.

    Worse, it turns out that my document only fits onto SIX sheets of A3 paper.

    But I still do need to print my drawing at life size... somehow.

 

 

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