drg at prophet.pharm.pitt.edu (Duke Groebe) writes:
>rpgrant at molbiol.ox.ac.uk>(Mad Dan Eccles) wrote: [attributions probably botched...]
>>>> > Does anybody know of a shareware for PC or Mac which enables printing
>> > of big poster titles over several "normal" pages (8.5 x 9 inches or so)
>> > which can be than glued next to each other.
>>>> I use MacDraw/ClarisDraw and just set the font size BIG. With clever
>> arrangement of the borders you just print across several pages.
Just a side note to go along with all the other stuff: If you need *really*
big fonts (and normally most printers max out eventually), you can set the
page size to 50% of what you want (ie: 4.25 x 7" for legal size) and
then set the print options to 200%. This fools the printer (more or less)
into printing even bigger fonts. Hey, it comes in handy occasionally...
The rest can all be done the same as is described below...
>Using MacDraw Pro by Claris, pull down the "File" menu and click on "Page
>Setup". Click on the "Orientation" icon to print a figure with a 8.5 in
>height and an 11 in width. Then, pull down the "Layout" menu and click on
>"Drawing Size". In the window that pops up, click up as many sheets (which
>will be set longitudinally (sp?)) as you think you might need. I use 4 or
>5 set across the top of the program's desktop. Then, type away at your
>title, authors, and institutions using the font and size you feel is
>>When it is printed, there will be a blank border (0.5 inch) and you will
>have to do some cutting and pasting (sp again?) to align left and right
>sides of adjacent panels (there is a slight overlap of print from one panel
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