So I was once again creating another deliverable for a client. It was a fun project with all sorts of critical situations, problems with networking drivers and other networking issues. Aside from that, the VMware environment was 100% 10Gb everywhere. So I was creating my visio and then tried to print it
To be clear, I create poster size Visio’s using the Architectural “E” setting which is 34×44. I don’t know exactly what that means other than I created a Visio on a large 34×44 setting and then tried to print it on that paper a little later.
1. Visio Doc with Page Setup set to “E: 34 x 44” and Landscape chosen as well as “Fit to 1 sheet across and 1 sheet down.
2. Same Visio doc with the proper Page Size set (Custom 44 x 34 with Landscape chosen):
3. Next, since I have regular Adobe 8 installed (not just reader), I created a NEW PAPER size as shown below:
4. Next, I made sure I had the custom scale setup. The default is 1:1, but I had issues for some reason with this. So I went to “custom” and made it 1:1 and ensured my page size as shown below:
5. Next I went to the Visio Print Preview to ensure it “looked” like what I wanted. Visio was fussy with me earlier. However, this time it looked like what I wanted with the Visio fitting perfectly into my “paper” selection. I’ll show a before and after: (I intentionally blurred it minus the title to keep information private):
- Before screenshot
6. Once it looked like what I wanted, I then proceeded to print using the following procedure of selecting “print” then choosing the Adobe PDF and “selected sheet”….this meant only 1 tab printed since my visio has multiple tabs:
7. Then I made sure to click the Properties button for the Adobe PDF printer (to the right on the above pic) and ensure it had the custom paper size I created earlier:
8. The I let Adobe PDF print it and had it printed as I wanted it in the size I wanted it:
9. Now it’s ready to go to FedEx Kinkos for printing! What a PITA, but hey, at least it’s working!
I hope this helps anyone else out there with similar issues.