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LKM 2023
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There are so many great maps and files in the files sections but I am stymied when trying to print out a file that is meant for a 22" x 34" game map, for example.

How do people do this? If the file is one pdf, how would you break it into sections to print at actual size without printing out directly on a very large piece of paper?
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Posterazor is really helpful to break up large files into multiple pages. Otherwise, if you're using Adobe to view pdf files, you can select "print as poster" and several options will be available to modify the printing.

The first option afford far more control, however, so I recommend that first and foremost.
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Annowme wrote:
Posterazor is really helpful to break up large files into multiple pages. Otherwise, if you're using Adobe to view pdf files, you can select "print as poster" and several options will be available to modify the printing.

The first option afford far more control, however, so I recommend that first and foremost.
Thank you!! This is exactly the information I needed about that program. Most appreciated.
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Office Max and similar stores will make large format prints for a modest cost (roll paper, ala posters), typically ~$20-$30 for a larger game board/map.
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LKM2023 wrote:
There are so many great maps and files in the files sections but I am stymied when trying to print out a file that is meant for a 22" x 34" game map, for example.

How do people do this? If the file is one pdf, how would you break it into sections to print at actual size without printing out directly on a very large piece of paper?


Large format printer... either by purchasing your own after separating yourself from a nice $ amount OR take it to a print shop and have then do it up.
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Office Max and similar stores will make large format prints for a modest cost (roll paper, ala posters), typically ~$20-$30 for a larger game board/map.


The UPS Store has worked for me in the past. You can do all but the pickup online, and cancel just before the end if you don't like the price. Pick your paper type, paper size, etc, even lamination IIRC. I liked the variety of options.
 
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I've been asked this LOADS lately. Put it on a memory stick and take it down to your local print shop (we have Prontaprint in the UK) and get them to print it on A3 or even A2.

Many of them can even print on 250 - 300gsm card.
 
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