Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to crazybird1)
In the Mac version (which is the topic in the Numbers community in which you posted), Paper size is set in the Document inspector or the Print dialogue; Margins are set in the Layout Inspector. Default margins (for US localization) are 1 inch on all sides.
As there may be differences with Numbers for iOS, I've requested this thread be transferred to the iWork for iOS community.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to Barry)
Sorry, I am new to this community and do not own a Mac. I have a PC and a laptop but recently purchased an iPad for more mobility as I do not have an office and work from my car. So the numbers program I am using is for the iPad and apparently it is a stripped down version of the full Mac Numbers program. I really like many of the features, the look, and ease of use of Numbers, but the limitations are frustrating. I can set the type, columns, row sizes, etc., and all looks great on the iPad but when it gets printed it shrinks down to the same small size. I need it to look like what I set it at. My people need to physically hand write in the spaces and this is not possible once it's printed. I can set the type size to 36 pt and it comes out 12 or 14 pt. 12 and 10 pt shrink down to 6 or 7!
I'm probably in the wrong venue for this rant and if I am please direct me elsewhere. This is a great program with a lot of potential and I am hoping that I am either doing something wrong, or missing some little trick, or please, please, please fix this issue.
Thanks for your quick response,
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to crazybird1)
Printing is something that has taken me some time to get used to. In the PC world, it seems you set the "print area" to fit the content, howver here we seem to set the "content" to fit the print area (where the print area is 8x11 page sizes).
Although, maybe this isn't your issue, since when I get to Print Preview, it pretty much is WYSIWYG. In the print preview page, have you tried adjusting the scale at the bottom of the page? There is a bar there with Portrait/Landscape, scale, and Auto Fit. If you want the content larger, drag the scale knob right. You should see the content get larger and possible go across several sheets of paper. Mabye there is a balance need to find between font size and scale to make it work for your needs?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to ronniefromcalifornia)
Sadly all "looks" well until I actually print to a printer. Doesn't come out the same as what I see on my iPad. Have tried the sliding scale but the problem lies in the extra wide margins that are unadjusable. So even if I make the layout fit the maximum height and width on the print preview, it still comes out all shrunk down once it hits the printer. I need it to look and print EXACTLY as I have it laid out with the type sizes to be the real point sizes. I need to have a 1/2" margin all the way around and I need the tables to fit all the way to those margins! After over 20 years in the graphics industry, typesetting, newspaper, and advertising production, I'm really surprised that this is so difficult, especially coming from Apple, which at one time was the benchmark for accuracy in design.
I wanted to use the iPad to make it easier for me to update the changes to these forms on the fly and then print them for my employees quickly. Not sure if this is going to work out for me, but if anyone can help or get these designers to fix these problems, I would be forever grateful.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to crazybird1)
i have been using print n share app on the ipad, and recently its been updated so you can use the 'Open in...' function to open and print pages from keynote, numbers and pages
look for it on the app store and see if this may be a possible solution
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to iLadyOK)
That's what I've been using to print from. I've tried straight from print n share on iPad, emailing it, clouding it. I even changed the default margins on print n share on my computer and sending from there. Nothing works. Comes out the same small size. Its like it takes the layout and reduces it down so the margins are 2" on top and bottom and 1.5" on the sides. I need this to fit to a 1/2" margin all the way around. It's not a bad copy of the layout, everything's there, it's just hopelessly small and useless for what I need. My people don't use computers to input the information, they are simply using it as a printed form they fill in weekly. They need the room to write and the information has be on the page as indicated in the layout. Can't run it over two or three pages, they'd loose their minds.
Thanks for the suggestion tho,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 3:36 PM (in response to crazybird1)
I'm having the same issues. Formatted spreadsheet in Numbers on Mac OS, saved/emailed, opened in Numbers on iPad2. When I go to Print/Share, suddenly it's running the table that fit in the regular view onto two page widths. There's no setting on the iPad version of Numbers to define the page setup or print margins. And yes, one can select "scale to fit", however, as crazybird1 indicates, it gives way too large default margins, leaving the text nearly unreadable on the printed page. Anyone know how to get to a "page setup" or "page definition" option on the iPad Numbers app?
(all Mac OS; iOS; and app versions are current)