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    Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    I would like to print a banner (36'' high X 192" long/wide) using a HP DesignJet 755CM Plotter. I understand that I might need to print multiple pages, but I have not been able to figure out how to set up the Visio diagram (a long time scale and Milestone chart) to show that it will spill over the first page to the 2nd, 3rd, etc.... Can anyone tell me how I should set the Page (or other) settings to achieve the "banner" style output?

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    Don Liebman
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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    Does the plotter print to that size or are you stitching pages together to make a sheet that size?

    The settings you need to explore are under File > Page Setup
    Print Setup is the size of the paper you are printing onto
    Page Setup is the size of the drawing surface you see in Visio

    You may want to see the page margins by turning on the Page Breaks under the View menu.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    The plotter has a "roll" of 36" wide plotter paper, and has some kind of mechanism to cut the paper automatically. I was told in the past that the capability to print on different lengths depended on the software application in use. I see that I had mistakenly set the Print size = Page size, now. I have reset that, but am still wondering whether there is some way other than selecting E size paper (36" X 44") to be able to print the banner on one continuous piece of paper?

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
    Don Liebman
    San Diego, CA 92115

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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    If your plotter is fed by a roll then you should be able to set the paper and page size to the same thing and it should refrain from severing the sheet too early.

    You may need to fiddle with the portrait/landscape setting of the output because if you get it wrong then the paper will certainly come out in different pieces.

    I haven't used a plotter for years so I am not going to be much help on this. You might have more luck with the technical support guys who supplied the printer.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    Setting the Page and Drawing to be the same would make sense if there were a Paper Size that was for continuous banner printing. Right now ANSI E is the best paper size I can see in the drop down list selection.

    Thank you for helping!
    Don Liebman
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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    Is there no 'Custom' paper size in that drop-down box? Or a Custom button next to the drop-down list?

    You may be able to load a different driver for your plotter. They usually come with a couple of different drivers eg a PCL driver and a Postscript driver. Perhaps one driver provides options that the other doesn't. These drivers are provided by the printer manufacturer and updated ones may be available on their website.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Plotter Print (2000 SR1)

    I found, and have entered a "custom" paper size, and all looks good when I preview. I will attempt to print later this week after I finalize the remaining details on the drawing itself.

    Thank you for pointing me in the correct direction! <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>
    Don Liebman
    San Diego, CA 92115

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