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johnbaker2178
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Can't rotate plot to fit paper

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08-03-2009 11:57 AM
I am trying to print a tall, thin window, auto-scaled to fit on 11x17 paper using a Windows PC3 driver. I want the image to be essentially 17" tall. No matter what paper orientation I choose in the printer Properties (Portrait or Landscape), the image is "helpfully" rotated automatically the wrong direction. (The print preview shows the paper rotated as Portrait or Landscape correctly, but the image is always rotated to fit the 11" dimension of the paper). I'm using AutoCAD Electrical 2008. What's the trick?
You may be counter-acting the printer properties with your orientation setting in AutoCAD. In the plot dialog pick the button in the bottom right corner that looks like a circle with an arrow in it to fully expand the dialog. Experiment with the orientation here and changing the printer properties to see what combination works for you.
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M_Hensley
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Re: Can't rotate plot to fit paper

08-03-2009 12:12 PM in reply to: johnbaker2178
You may be counter-acting the printer properties with your orientation setting in AutoCAD. In the plot dialog pick the button in the bottom right corner that looks like a circle with an arrow in it to fully expand the dialog. Experiment with the orientation here and changing the printer properties to see what combination works for you.
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johnbaker2178
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Re: Can't rotate plot to fit paper

08-03-2009 03:13 PM in reply to: johnbaker2178
Good grief! That was it. Thanks.

Autodesk, if you're listening, please consider adding "More..." to the ( > ) button like most other applications that have this feature.
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hammer58
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Re: Can't rotate plot to fit paper

10-08-2013 01:45 PM in reply to: johnbaker2178

no joke i have been fighting this for the last year i made a huge jump in generation from 98lt to 2014 lt so i was basically lost being that the rotate feature in 98 was mega simple and then the little arrow in the circle to gain more access in 14 made no sence to me till now.

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