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How do you print a single diagram enlarged to 4 sheets?

Hi,
I have a data model that shows in a PDF file and if I print it, it comes out on one sheet of paper and is too small for me.
How do I print it to enlarge to 4 or more sheets?

Thanks, Bill
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
Use the option "Tile large pages" on Acrobat's print dialog. If your document has a page size of e.g. 11x17, Acrobat will automatically tile that so that it will fill two letter sized pages.
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captainCommented:
Hi

in Acrobat 9's print dialog (File|Print) you can select 'Tile large pages' from the page scaling drop down. You can then select magnification and overlap from 2 further options.

hth
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bcarlisAuthor Commented:
I have Adobe version 8 and "Tile large pages" is not one of the choices.
I'll have to see if Abobe 9 is supported by our Computer Support place.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
Acrobat 8 Pro does have 'Tile large pages" and "Tile all pages" on the print dialog. It's part of the "page scaling" setting. Which version of Acrobat do you have?
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bcarlisAuthor Commented:
Just got through with the install of Acrobat 9 and I don't see the option.

I attached a pic of where I am looking..
PrintScaling.doc
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
That's because you have the Adobe Reader, and not Adobe Acrobat. Reader does not offer the tiling option. If you are lucky, your printer driver can do it.
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captainCommented:
Hi

You are using the Reader, the ability to scale file in Reader is limited. You will require Acrobat Standard or Pro to be able to do this.

capt.
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captainCommented:
sorry khk, should refresh more often...
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bcarlisAuthor Commented:
I don't have Acrobat anything so I guess I'm out of luck.

Originally I was actually asking how to do it from the windows print functionality, if possible. Any ideas?

I have Windows XP Pro.
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captainCommented:
Hi

Windows alone does not provide this functionality, what printer driver are you using?

hth
capt.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
It depends on the driver for your specific printer. This is not something that is provided by the windows printing system, it needs to be provided by the printer driver. I've seen drivers that support that (e.g. Canon MFD), but also a lot of printers that do not support it.

You can of course always use 3rd party software to tile the job before you send it to the printer. If I remember correctly, the open source package pstops does support tiling as long as you have a PostScript file (which you can easily create with your printer driver).
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bcarlisAuthor Commented:
I have the HP LaserJet 4300 PCL 5e print driver.
If this doesn't support tiling... then tell me more about creating a PS file and using a 3rd party open source software.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
Does your printer support PostScript printing? You list a PCL driver, and that would not help you much with a PostScript based solution. You can however convert your PostScript back to PDF with e.g. Ghostscript and then use Reader to print the individual pages.

You can find Ghostscript at http://www.ghostscript.com

Use the Poster program from here to "posterize" (or tile) your document:
http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/5682/poster.html
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