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how to select page size and fit to page size?

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  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Hotwheels,

     

    The document size is encoded in the file you receive from others.  What you want is simply not normal.  At print time you should be able to tell the print drive to scale the document to the paper size you have OR selec the default for your system in "System Preferences":

     

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    To open System Preferences select the menu item " > System Preferences" then click the "Print & Scan" pane

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    hotwheels,

     

    I am sorry I cannot answer your question.  Hopefully someone knows the answer.  Really this is NOT a Numbers problem so you may want to post in a forum related to your printers and their drivers.

     

    Regards,

    Wayne

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 6:41 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Try from Office and see if the problem is resolved.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    Wayne asked me offline to take a look at this thread. I've skipped this thread in the past because I'm not sure I understand your issues. Paper size a document property and orientation is a Sheet Property, set in the respective Inspectors. If you want to print to different paper sizes from the same document, you are going to have to be switching the paper size in the Document Inspector to make the change. You could Print to PDF and Print the PDF in Preview, where you can scale to fit whatever paper size you select there, but I don't think that's any more convenient than just changing the paper size in the Document Inspector.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    In Preview, you can scale the source image or fit to the destination paper size. You do not have the option to position it. There are no sliders involved in the Preview print dialog.

     

    In Numbers, you can see all the margins as you edit the content in Print View (as opposed to Sheet View). You can drag things around, and change the sizes of things, and in what I consider a lame shortcut, you can use the Content Scale slider. This is a WYSIWYG app and you're swimming upstream if you try to ignore that fact.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    You are asking for a feature that would have little value to the normal user. Most people have a pretty good idea what paper size they are going to use when they produce their spreadsheet document. This is particularly ture in the iWork market, where I'd bet upwards of 95% of users have never printed to anything but 8.5 X 11" paper, or thier country's equivalent.

     

    I'll repeat; if you need agility in printing options without editing your document, export to PDF and print from Preview.

     

    Selecting paper trays is the sort of thing that is done in a Print Dialog Window, and the options in that window are dictated by the printer driver, specific to your printer model. Different printers with the same features even have different dialog window designs, depending, I suspect, on how much effort the manufacturer feels like putting into it.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HW,

     

    There is a variation on that that you might find useful. If you only need to print a block of cells, Select the range of cells, Command-C (Copy), Switch to Preview.app, Command-N (to create a PDF from the clipboard), Command-P to Print.

     

    Jerry

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