CorelDraw 10 : Printing Oversized Drawings - To scale a printout & To tile a printout

6/13/2012 11:44:39 AM
If you create a drawing that is larger than can fit on a single page (such as a poster), you can use the Layout tab to scale the drawing to fit or you can tile the printout. Tiling splits the drawing onto several pages. After printing, you can tape the pages together to view the entire drawing at its true size.

To scale a printout:

Choose File > Print, press , or click the Print icon on the Standard toolbar.

Click the Print dialog box's Layout tab (Figure 1).

Figure 1. You can enable scaling and tiling in the Layout tab of the Print dialog box.

Click Fit to page to scale the drawing to the largest size that will fit on the paper.


Click Reposition images to and enter a scale factor, width, or height. To resize proportionately, depress the padlock icon.

Set additional options or click Print.

To tile a printout:

Choose File > Print, press , or click the Print icon on the Standard toolbar.

Click the Print dialog box's Layout tab (Figure 1).

Check the Print tiled pages check box in the Tiling area.

Two text boxes appear beneath the check box (Figure 2).

Figure 2. Set tiling options when printing an oversized drawing (such as a poster) on multiple pages.

For the Tile overlap, enter a specific distance (such as 0.51 inches) or a percentage of the page width.

Optional: To make it easier to tape the pages together, check the Tiling marks check box (Figure 2).

Set additional options or click Print.

PCL and PostScript Printers

There are many brands of printers and imagesetters that do an excellent job of printing vector drawings, but most use only two languages: PCL and PostScript. PCL (Printer Command Language), developed by Hewlett-Packard, is a printer-dependent language that operates only at the printer level. PostScript, developed by Adobe, is a programmable, device-independent language that can be used to encapsulate (contain) all the necessary information for printing a document.

The Hewlett-Packard DeskJet and LaserJet printers are popular PCL printers. Common PostScript output devices include the Lino-tronic imagesetters and Apple LaserWriters.

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