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Is there a tool that will allow you to click and display the page you are on at scale?

 

I usually just take a ruler and zoom in or out till it is at scale, to confirm that I will like it when it gets printed.

 

Thanks,

Jim

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One Idea........If you put the Macro      %scale%     in a Text Box in Plan (not Layout) you won't need the ruler as you zoom in and out....

 

M.

 

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Edited by Kbird1
clarification - use in Plan not Layout see CS post
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If you are using the %scale% macro in layout you will need to zoom until it says 1:1  which is a little tricky without a bunch of luck or system adjustments.   Most likely you will be better off doing a test print to PDF and then using you PDF viewer to adjust the zoom level. Many other benefits to proofing things at that stage as well, not to mention it will prevent scratches on your monitor.

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I don't get why you are measuring off the monitor.

I would have thought that using Drawing Sheet Setup and Print Preview would give you everything that you need.

I have never heard of anyone measuring off the monitor.

That would not give you an accurate idea of how things would look when printed anyway, because the screen and the printer use different resolutions.

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2 hours ago, glennw said:

I don't get why you are measuring off the monitor.

I would have thought that using Drawing Sheet Setup and Print Preview would give you everything that you need.

I have never heard of anyone measuring the off the monitor.

That would not give you an accurate idea of how things would look when printed anyway, because the screen and the printer use different resolutions.

It is just a quick check to make sure the font and or detail is readable at that size, when at scale.

 

No scratching the monitor it's just a small flexible ruler.

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6 hours ago, Kbird1 said:

One Idea........If you put the Macro      %scale%     in a Text Box in Plan (not Layout) you won't need the ruler as you zoom in and out....

 

M.

 

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Can you explain how this is done please.

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Just as Kbird1 said but irrelevant unless you use Print Preview 375856937_PrintPreviewtool.JPG.8d0f9da65a33b53c193b944ff11b3be4.JPG  and to understand the scale in

 

relation to the paper size you might as well also turn on your Drawing Sheet 109318100_DrawingSheettool.JPG.bd85fc78154cf926e78f45e6786a93ca.JPG as Glenn pointed out above.

 

 

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Using the scale macro in plan view is what I do. However as Glenn mentioned, it will probably be off a little due to the resolution of the monitor but it will give you a very good idea if everything will be legible when printing. 

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As long as your computer is set to display at the correct resolution for the connected monitor then the scale macro should report quite accurately. 

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