How to print the same thing twice on one page, landscaped?

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Posted 5/31/2011 by naby64 in NSBR Board
 

naby64
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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:22:37 PM
I know, real stupid and simple question. I hope that I can explain it enough to get an answer.

Yes, I am making my own smash book. No A's anywhere near me and 2Peas is out. These are turning out awesome. I found a site yesterday and printed graph paper. The thing is it prints out at a full 8.5X11. I am also wanting to print out some ledger paper. Same thing on printing. Now here is the rub. My book covers are 6X9 with the inner pages being 5.5 X 8.5. This way I am taking a reg sheet of paper and cutting in half.

I have figured out how to turn the copy to print out the ledger and graph on half a page but it is wasting the other half. Is there a way to get the other half set so that I have 2 graphs to print? I know I can print it and then turn the paper, re-insert it and print again. That will give me two sets on one page. BUT I have to think there is a way to get this to work without the extra steps.

All I need to finish up my books is to get these pages printed. I may even print these things onto my pp. Also I saw an awesome bookmark that you make with a tag on Kathryn's blog. She is Desdichaedo on youtube and is AWESOME!! I almost feel like a stalker to her channel as she is so creative and comes up with some great ideas. She will also be doing a ustream this Thursday as she embarks on making a travel "smash" journal book.

So if you have some ideas on how to get this printed I would truly appreciate it!!


Renee
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suni19
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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:34:27 PM
Well I'm in a fibro fog at the moment too!! I love your button!!

Let's see:

Have you tried to set up a new page and paste 2 of the graphs or ledgers on and then print it? I'm thinking you should be able to size them to fit each half of the page.

I'm thinking (like you) there should be an easy way to make this work.

I'm off to run some errands but will check back in later and see if anyone has figured this out.

I want to make my own book too and I need all the help I can get!!

Thanks for posting this and thanks to anyone that can help us out!


Tammy



Georgiapea
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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:40:17 PM
Isn't what you want part of the printer's program? I know our current printer would do that, give me a 2 up or a 4 up output. I would hard copy do a paste up and run it through the copy feature of your printer.

ETA: Landscape just changes the direction on which the material is printed on the page. If it were wording, Landscape would have the wording running from left to right on the 11 inch side of the paper.

naby64
Made 5000, now what?

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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:41:59 PM
Yes it seems I have done it before by setting it up in the printer options but I can't find that now. I can downsize it to a half page, but it leaves the other half blank. Can't figure out how to get the ledger to the other half of page...


Renee
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deshacrafts
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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:42:12 PM
Can you set your page up as if it were two columns? That is how I always did it with text.

revirdsuba
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Posted: 5/31/2011 4:45:59 PM
Since you already have it set up, turning the paper is the easiest....... The other way I would do it is to put each side in a text box...... Then remove the text box lines.

Katybee
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Posted: 5/31/2011 5:40:45 PM
These directions are for MS Word 2007.

1. Copy and paste the entire page on page 2 so that you know have 2 pages of exactly the same thing.
2. Go to File: Print. When the print dialogue box comes up, there is a box on the lower right that says Zoom. In that box, there is an option for Pages per Sheet. Select 2. Hit OK.
3. This will work even if you just want to print 2 pages per sheet landscape style, even if they aren't the same page (matching). If you obnly have one page, it will print that page on the left and leave the right blank (hence the need to make an extra "copy" on page 2. Super easy...



naby64
Made 5000, now what?

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Posted: 5/31/2011 5:48:22 PM
OK, maybe I should add that I am opening it up in a pdf file. I have tried to copy it to a word document but I can't get the copy function to work. I have just printed it out onto my pp and just turned the page and printed to the other half. Not as easy as just one click but it did the job. I will keep watching to see if anyone posts the magic formula for me.

Thanks all!


Renee
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karebear
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Posted: 6/2/2011 3:39:38 PM
There are many ways to do this and it will all depend on what software you are using. If you have Adobe Reader, you can you can Edit/Copy or Edit/Copy to Clipboard and then paste to another app with Ctrl-V.

If you have Adobe Professional, you can export the file as a .jpg and then insert it into Word or PowerPoint with Insert/Picture on the same page twice and resize as necessary.

You could also try Ctrl PrtScrn and paste it into another app. You would then have to crop off the unwanted sections (easiest to do in PowerPoint). You could copy the image again to get 2 graphics on the same page. The easiest program to work with to do this would be PowerPoint.

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