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    Got a Printer Question

    I am looking at a pattern to purchase from a business in Europe. The pattern comes in a PDF file, and the gentleman say I would need an A3 printer to print it on. I not sure what that mean although it looks like an A3 printer uses 11.7 x 16.5 paper. If it is in a PDF file can I print it as a poster on my 8.5 x 11 printer? I don't know if that makes sense. Or, can I print it on 8.5 x 11 and take that to a copier in increase the size? Will that distort of loose the proper measurement?? I don't really know what I'm asking here. I'd like to get the pattern, of coarse electronically is cheaper than hard copy but I don't want a file I can't get printer.
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    A3 is 11 x 17. You should be able to print it on two sheets in your printer and get a good pattern. http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/sc...ted-pages.html

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    or put it on a flash drive and take that to the copier.
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    What carol said take or send file to staples or office depot..
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    I have a Dell printer, and the program to control it is called the print driver.

    I can force bigger things to print on 8.5 x 11 by changing a few setings on it.

    Maybe your printer has the some type of control?


    I go to Start/Control Panel/Printers/ and then right click on the printer. When I do

    that mine brings up the settings. Once that happens I go to the Advanced tab,

    then Paper Tab, then click scale to page.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Smith View Post
    then click scale to page.
    Not much use as a pattern then is it?

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    I think I have it worked out. I could not load a .pdf file into Posterazor to print it as a poster so I took the .pdf file into Gimp. Exported it as a .jpeg file and than Posterazor would accept it and I could print it as a poster, tape the pages together like I have done other oversize patterns.
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