Monday, February 05, 2007

Enlarging Hidcote charts

I hope this is helpful to someone else, and I am not the only dunce here. I wrote to Mim about the charts, I couldn't successfully copy them into jumbo format to stop potential eyestrain. Here is her very helpful reply...and it works!

I do not have a larger print version of the charts (it's something I keep meaning to get to, but I haven't been able to make the time), but you can enlarge them yourself with this workaround. The pdf file that you downloaded can be zoomed in on and then snapshots made. The really cool thing is that you can enlarge it as much as you want.

You'll need to open the original pdf file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Then along the top there is a box that will have a percentage in it. You can change the percentage and then shift the window around to the first portion you want to enlarge. Then use the snapshot tool (it looks like a camera) to select the portion of it that you want on one page. This will copy the snapshot area to the clipboard. Then just open up a word processing program like Word or Open Office Writer, etc... and paste the snapshot area (it's in your clipboard so you only have to right click and select paste, or select Edit, Paste, or even Ctrl+V) and the image will drop right into your word processing program where you can size it.

Once you've got it how you want it, you can print them. Just make sure that if you print it on multiple pages, you consult the original pdf file for correct placement of the pages together.

A little tip: If you want it to print as large as possible on the page, then start by making the margins on the word processing document as small as they will go. Also, it might be helpful if the page is Landscape Layout rather than Portrait layout. Margins and the layout options can be changed within File, Page Setup.

Also Mim says check out her site for a better description MimKnits

That IS customer service!
Thank you Mim! :-)


Blogger KnitNana said...

Wonderful! As someone with visual disabilities, I will certainly make use of this! Thanks to you both!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Judy, thanks for taking the time to share this with us, and Mim, thanks for such great customer service.

10:37 PM  

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