NewDeal Hot Tip 1803

[Hot Tips for...] Printing

Laser Printing Tips

Question: I have a laser printer, but it only has 512K of memory and I can't afford an upgrade to more memory, but a full page printout is really important to me. How can I get a full page printed in high resolution?

Answer: In NewDraw, one way is to simply break the document into components that will print. For example. Let's say you're doing an advertising layout and it's a full 8.5 x 11 page of text and graphics, but it only prints about 3/4 of the page at once before running out of memory.

Cut out some graphics and text and print it once. Then replace those graphics and text where they were, and Cut the things that already printed, and then print again with the same piece of paper back. Needless to say, you should have 20 lb. paper minimum to be doing this with.

Another tip: if you want to preview a full page of text and graphics, but don't want to print it all, fuse the full page in NewDraw, then shrink and rotate it, till it takes up half the page at the top in landscape position (i.e. sideways) and then print. This is also useful for making a four page insert or flyer from one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

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Last Modified 6 Mar 1999