Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to bknewhaven)
To create numbered tickets:
I am not sure as to the rest. What always shows it as "portrait"?
To turn your page into landscape:
Menu > File > Page Setup > Orientation > Horizontal or simply choose a blank horizontal template.
A pdf file should be the same size as the original, so you will need to explain how you made the pdf.
It sounds like you used:
Menu > File > Print > Pages per Sheet: 6
That works within the printable borders of the sheet so is not using the full A4 and of course reduces the original size artwork down to make the multiple copies.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Thanks for that.
I have tried to change the size of the ticket to slightly smaller than the one I used 148 x 68mm to see if it would fit better. I changed the size down to 140 x 60mm and the page reverts to A4 portrait! Does anyone know why?
Also is there anyway to set up sizes before starting, like the template ones?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to bknewhaven)
I could duplicate your problem. Then, when I created four pages of A4 landscape tickets in the 2 wide by 3 depth configuration, I was able to get those four pages to print in one A4 landscape, only when I chose 4-up and sized the individual tickets at 129.6 mm by 54.7 mm. I then distributed them vertically with the top and bottom ticket row aligned to the appropriate layout document boundary. Trying this with 6-up resulted in portrait layout.
The caveat is that tickets printed in n-up configuration may be smaller than desired.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to bknewhaven)
Menu > File > Page Setup... > Paper Size: > Manage Custom Sizes...
Check the Orientation if you want landscape.
I just set up a 148 x 68mm page. It is accurate and doesn't change.
If you use Apple's standard Pages per Sheet to make multiple copies on each sheet of Paper, the process fits within the printing margins of the page and allows a margin between each reduced page, so it is not neat or accurate. The software plays with sizes to fit within whatever rules it has set. 4 up A4 on an A4 is not A6 it is smaller.
To accurately layout multiple copies it is better to print the document actual size to a pdf file then use the pdfs in a custom laid out Pages sheet just for printing.
The ticket method I linked to above allows you to retain each ticket as an inline object which you can also position as you want with multiple objects per page.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Thanks for all the thoughts on this. The main reason for printing the tickets this way is I have added a page number into the ticket number. When I duplicate the pages the ticket number automatically increases. Apart from having to do 001 - 009 then create 010 then dupicate this page to create up to 060 which is what I need. If I create all the pages as pdfs I would then have to create 10 pages with 6 tickets on them which would work as suggested. I'm not sure the savings in card costs will outway all this extra work.
Thanks for the help anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to bknewhaven)
Just tried this out and it may work as it is simpler than I thought.
If you print out the pages to a pdf file it makes one pdf file. Open in Preview and set the view to thumbnail. Then create new landscape document in Pages and drag each pdf page into the new document 6 to a page. Seems to work and of course they are all numbered correctly.