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Issue printing layouts / stretched and compressed

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I have not seen this before but when I send my layout to print it is stretching the layout and compressing it. Can't seem to figure out what is causing it. 

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Jim:

 

you will probably have to post the plan and layout

 

otherwise, everyone is just guessing

 

does your drawing sheet match the layout size ?

MENU - FILE - PRINT - DRAWING SHEET

 

are you printing to PDF first ?

 

if not, you should

 

Lew

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it will be your printer settings set to fit to page or something, or printer page set wrong.

are you printing to printer or pdf??

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I am not printing to pdf. I have been printing to printer for several years with no issues. I recently had to reload os on computer and this is first time I have tried to print since the reload.

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Jim:

 

ok, once you have your issue settled take some time and give serious consideration

to printing to PDF first

 

many, many advantages

 

better than sliced bread :)

 

Lew

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Ok I printed to pdf and it worked fine. Just a couple of extra steps.

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Jim:

 

yes, but if you save the PDF you will have an archive of exactly what was printed at that time

 

you can also email the PDF to others including the print shop

 

I also use PDF's to capture web sites for archiving or reading later

 

PDF can be printed in color - then when sending to printer

you can choose color or B/W

 

you can choose exactly which pages to print

 

using PDF's eliminates most printer driver issues

 

Lew

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Thank you. I can see more advantages than disadvantages with. It just drives me crazy to not know why it doesn't print right the other way.

 

Jim

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