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Old Sep 20, 2006, 06:23 PM
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How to tile a plan in PDF ?

Can somebody tell me how to tile a plan in PDF in order to print it out ?
I have a plan here but is in full view. It wont print the entire plan.
I attached the plan here in order to have some ideas on how I can do to print it out or tile this plan (better yet).
Thank you
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 08:37 PM
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to get a full plan to tile you need adobe acrobat pro.

Here is the plan you posted tiled. Good luck
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Thank you very much for the info and thank you for "tileing" the plans ..!!!!
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 06:48 AM
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The best way I know of to tile plans is to ask Gene Bond very nicely Some of the other guys in here also will do this for you if you ask nicely.

I usually do a bunch of computer gymnastics instead. I will print out a dxf/dwg/pdf file on a single pice of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Then I scan it using the best resolution I can without crashing my 'pter . Then the scan gets cropped to make the various parts as small as possible. Finally, I open those pix with Tileprint, and print them in the size I want. I got a beta version of Tileprint for free - nowadays you can get an evaluation copy for free. The full-blown program is cheap and works well.
http://www.blackflight.com/planes.asp?plane=tileprint

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Old Sep 21, 2006, 07:34 AM
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Most drawing and CAD programs will allow you to print out on overlapping pages. If you create or can get the drawing into the program you can use a program like deskPDF Writer (www.docudesk.com) to create an overlapping PDF file. The way it works is you print to deskPDF which is a print driver. It in turn creates the PDF file. Here is an example of a float drawing I made using VISIO. I put the scales on to help with aligning the sheets. The free trial version leaves the watermark on but I donít see that as a problem.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 08:31 AM
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maybe a bit overdone but:

- From CAD or whatever print to pdf 1:1 (model scale)
- Open it in photoshop and copy
- I have a photoshop document that has lines and slices in it that are smaller than A4 and letter, paste it there
- Adjust so that not all the parts are cut in halfs and quarters
- Save for web... will save all slices as images
- Batch the images to a pdf file

A long way but the advantage is that you can readjust the parts so they fit nicely onto the pages.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 08:49 AM
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I do it the way jimsp does. I found a free PDF print driver that seems to work well. Just search for PrimoPDF in Google.
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 10:04 AM
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All I do is open the full sheet pdf file with Acrobat Pro and then pint it into multiple pages, it is a 1 simple step and you can apply some overlapping if you need. This is only allowed on the Acrobat Pro version.
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 10:49 AM
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All I do is open the full sheet pdf file with Acrobat Pro and then pint it into multiple pages, it is a 1 simple step and you can apply some overlapping if you need. This is only allowed on the Acrobat Pro version.
Unfortunately Acrobat Pro cost around $400 so it's really not an option for most of us. However you can download a free 30 day trial of the program so you can tile plans you may have on hand.
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 05:04 AM
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An excellent and cheap program that I use all the time is tile print. Highly recommended.

http://www.blackflight.com/tileprint/

oops, should have read all the previous posts
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