Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Moroccan colours & printing PDFs at an increased percentage...
I'm piecing together a quilt for someone special at the moment, hence the most un-Florence hues colouring the scraps that gathered over my floor as I worked. They looked so vibrant and appealing that I felt compelled to photograph them in an attempt to quell my desire to turn the scraps into a permanent modern art installation that would celebrate my brief dalliance with more rich, saturated colours. When I make quilts for my own home I'm hampered by how much I wish to be surrounded by calm, neutral colours and so miss out on the fun of working with such intense colour palettes. However, in this case, the aim was to put together some fabrics that had a distinctly Moroccan feel to them: warm, sunshiny, intense.
Printing PDFs out at an increased percentage:
Important: Adobe Reader 9 or earlier do not support printing across multiple pages (tiling).
You can magnify or reduce a PDF by an exact percentage.
1.Choose File and Print.
2.From the Page Scaling pop-up menu, select Tile All Pages to expose the Tile Scale % option.
Note: If the tile options are not in the menu, make sure that the following options are not selected in the Advanced Print dialog box: Print as Image or, for Acrobat only, Separations or In-RIP Separations.
3.For Tile Scale, type the percentage you want to magnify or reduce the PDF. Click any other option to refresh the preview on the right.
You can then specify what you want the overlap of the pages to be (I chose 1/2") so that you can fold the edges over to tape the pieces together, as well as requesting that it's printed with 'cut marks' to assist you in finding the correct overlap amount (this seems fairly essential to me, as it really helps you to stick the pattern pieces together accurately).
4.Click OK or Print.
(These instructions were taken from here - the page might help you solve other PDF printing dilemmas).