SteveNovato

View layout at 100%

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Is there a way to view a layout page in CA as it will be printed? I can zoom in or out, fill the screen, but I can't seem to view anything in layout at 100%. I would like to see an accurate view of the finished sheet to check print size, etc. to be sure everything on the sheet is readable and looks good before sending it to be printed. Currently I print the file to pdf, then view it at 100% in Adobe Reader. Though it is a few extra steps, I have done this for years. This method works, but I have found that Chief is much smarter than I am, so I thought there might be an easier way!

I am currently using X12 beta but I have had the same issue since X9.

 

I will kick myself if anyone has a simple solution that I have been missing for years.

 

Thanks,

Steve

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4 minutes ago, SteveNovato said:

Currently I print the file to pdf, then view it at 100% in Adobe Reader.

 

Wouldn't you want to proof what is to be printed by looking at the PDF?

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Yes. That has worked for years. Just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing a feature in Chief. Maybe I can add 100% layout viewing to the CA wish list! It may be my inexperience, but it would be a real time-saver.

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A 55" TV is about the right size for a 24"x36" sheet. in Chief, depending on where you have the Library and Project Browser located.  I use 2 additional monitors so I can have the plans at full size.  It also eliminates a lot of pan/zoom while working.

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That is an excellent idea Joe. I thought a 27" monitor would be enough but sometimes I feel like it is a postage stamp!

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