Multipage printing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by B@SS_SHOCK, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. B@SS_SHOCK macrumors member

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    I've done it before but I think I'm having a bad day, and cannot find the way to do it. Basically I wanna print some letters, each one taking up four pages each and then I'll tape the four pages together to make a bigger letter. Any help?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Golden rule: It would help tremendously if you told us what software you were using...

    It sounds like what you want to do is called 'tiling'.

    When you say letters, do you mean correspondence or letterforms e.g. A, B, C?
     
  3. B@SS_SHOCK thread starter macrumors member

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    Letterform and Preview or Photoshop. Each letter is PDF'ed.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Don't think Preview can do tiling... Photoshop's print set-up is also fairly limited. It's a breeze from within Quark, Indesign or Acrobat Pro.

    Assuming that you're printing on A4, why don't you open the PDFs in Photoshop, rasterise them to an A2 document at 450-600ppi, slice the A2 in quarters using guides and some overlaps, and then print each one out?

    Or... download a trial version of Indesign and use that to place your PDFs in, then print... http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp#product=31
     
  5. B@SS_SHOCK thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah? Man I thought tiling would be a basic job in of all things Photoshop but meh. Anyways thanks for your help, I'll go fetch InDesign
     
  6. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    The exact suggestion I was about to make :). I use ISO paper sizes whenever I can for this very reason. US paper sizes are so weird and arbitrary, but most people don't even realize that it's not what everyone uses (sort of like metric and SI phobia).
     

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