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    Creating a (bigger) grid

    Here's a grid which has ten "squares" right, left, up and down from the central dot. Each square appears to be 20 pixels wide and high.

    I would like it to extend it so that there are 19 or 20 squares in each direction from the central dot (provided that the result will fit on a sheet of A4 paper horizontally, without scaling.

    Can anyone suggest how I could do this, with Paint, Irfanview, or PSP?

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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    You can copy and paste parts of the grid. I have attached a version that covers an entire A4 (landscape) page; you can easily clear (delete) parts that you don't need.
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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    Thanks very much, Hans!

    I hadn't been able to work out how copy and paste worked in graphics programs, but I can do crop so I'll work on your file with glee...!
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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    Brief tutorial using Paint:

    1] Open the Graphic in MS Paint.
    2] Expand the 'canvas' horizontal by moving the cursor over the dot half-way up the right-hand side, left-click and hold and drag to the right until it is suitably big. (see insert within blue rectangle)
    3] Repeat for vertical axis.
    4] Click on the 'Select' button (red circle top left) and select a rectangle of grid you want to copy.
    5] Edit > Copy
    6] Edit > Paste
    7] The 'pasted copy' will appear in the top left corner of the canvas. Drag with the mouse to a suitable position - see example within red rectangle below.
    8] Repeat the 'Paste' as necessary - the original 'copy' will remain in the clipboard until replaced.

    If you have 'over-sized' the canvas, you can repeat step 2 to reduce the overall size when you have finished pasting.
    To expand in all directions around the centre dot, you could either Select the original section of grid and drag it into the centre of the canvas, or duplicate as above, then copy/paste a small section including the dot.
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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    In addition to Leif's excellent tutorial:

    When you have selected a rectangular region, you can also copy it by holding down the Ctrl key while dragging it.

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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    Neat tip - thanks!

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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    Thanks to you both!

    I'll have a play this weekend, just to extend my knowledge somewhat...

    Hans's large grid, slightly cropped, now sits at the centre of my desktop at work.
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    Re: Creating a (bigger) grid

    >> Hans's large grid, slightly cropped, now sits at the centre of my desktop at work.

    Well, don't come complaining to us if, after a day at work, all you can see is a black background with a white grid... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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