Example: Print on A3 in portrait (old printing)

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Example: Print on A3 in portrait (old printing)

The instructions below apply when you are printing using Printer Catalog printer instances, which means that you have set the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG to TRUE in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Printing.

This example describes how you can print on A3 paper in portrait style in black and white.

  1. Open a drawing and double-click the background.
  2. In drawing properties dialog box, click layout.
  3. Define the following settings:
    • Set Size definition mode to Specified size .
    • Set Drawing size to 287 * 410.
    • You can also use Autosize. Then you need to make sure that you have defined appropriate Fixed sizes or Calculated sizes.
  4. Click Modify and OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Print drawing.
  6. In thePrint Drawings dialog box, click the printer instance you want to use.
  7. Click Add / Edit... and check that the printer settings are correct:
    • Paper size: A3 297 x 420 mm.

    • Print area h*b: 410 x 287

    • Color: Black/white

  8. Click Update.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Set Scaling to Scale and enter 1.
  11. Set Orientation to Portrait (or Auto).
  12. Set Print area to Entire drawing.
  13. Click Print.
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