Page Setup and PDF problems in Tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by samiwas, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. samiwas macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Believe it or not, I just recently made the switch to Tiger from Jaguar.

    I just today noticed problems with Page Setup and printing to PDF, which is an almost daily part of my work.

    The problem with Page Setup is that it does no allow a value for scale under 25%. I work with mostly large architectural-style drawings in vectorworks, but periodically want to print a small version for whatever reason. Anything below 25% brings up the error: "INVALID SCALE VALUE. The number is out of range".

    The second problem I have run into, and I haven't done a whole lot of testing to track down when the problem happens and when it doesn't) is that printing to PDF with large paper, but scaled down leads to a blank page. When I have time to experiment, I may be able to track down exactly when it happens.

    Has anyone experienced these problems?



    Powerbook 17" 1gHz, OS 10.4.7, 1gig RAM
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    After a bit of experimentation, I found that I could not set values for scale below 25% as long as I didn't have a particular printer selected in the "Format for:" field in "Page Setup..."; however, once I picked one, I could use much smaller values.

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