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steelman18
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Plotting

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04-15-2011 07:03 AM

We have created a sheet 30X42 that when printed everything  comes out readable as far text size and things. But we have people that don't like the big size and want it printed on a 15X24 size. But when this is done the text becomes hard to read. They are just using a smaller size paper when printing . Is there a way that when a sheet size of 30X42 is reduced down to a 15X24 that it will be readable

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Patchy
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Re: Plotting

04-15-2011 07:12 AM in reply to: steelman18

Take a look at Scale Lineweights option in Plot dialog box.

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JGerth
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Re: Plotting

04-15-2011 10:34 AM in reply to: steelman18

and/or use bigger text -- you can't expect to reduce the size of a drawing by that much and still find it easy to read, can you?

 

or, if your printer supports it, Tile the print onto four sheets.

 

btw -- where did you guys come up with the 15x24 paper size/

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steelman18
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Re: Plotting

04-15-2011 10:38 AM in reply to: steelman18

they came up with it in the printing dept it is some way the oce printing does it to a 50% reduced copy or something like that

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JGerth
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Re: Plotting

04-15-2011 10:42 AM in reply to: steelman18

ok, I see.  the printer operators are doing the reduction, and plotting the 15X21 onto a 24" roll.

 

makes sense.  sorta

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ToanDN
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Re: Plotting

04-15-2011 11:33 AM in reply to: JGerth

+1

I found 1/8" too big for full size and 3/32" too small for half size.  So my standard text is 7/64".

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bmitchell
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Re: Plotting

04-20-2011 02:10 PM in reply to: ToanDN

   We have a half-size plot style that assigns the pen weights differently for half-size plots. The page setups incorporate the different plot styles. Most of our half size plots are checkplots for use in house.

   Also, certain text styles are not that "readable" at half size, so choosing a font like "Arial" works just fine at half size as opposed to a font like "Architxt".

  Good luck, Bob

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