Scale Image to Page Size

When you print a diagram, the default setting is to scale the image to fit the size of the printer paper you have defined in the page set-up. The image is not scaled up to fill the page, but it is scaled down if it exceeds the current page boundary. The image retains its current proportions; that is, it is scaled down equally in the X and Y dimensions. For a large diagram, this can mean that the components of the diagram are small and hard to read.

Alternatively, you can print a multi-page image; that is:

allow the diagram image to print on as many printer pages as it naturally occupies, (no scaling), or
scale the diagram image to exactly fit a specified number of pages

 

In all three cases you also define the paper size and orientation.

How to

To turn off or customize image scaling options

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the diagram to scale.

 

 

2

Either:

Double-click on the diagram background, or
Right-click on the background and select the Properties context menu option

 

The <type> Diagram: <name> dialog displays.

 

 

3

Click on the Diagram tab and, in the Page Setup panel click on the Advanced button.

The Print Advanced dialog displays.

 

Set Up Diagram Page

4

Select from the following options as required:

None: select to print on as many pages as the diagram image covers
Scale to 1 page: select to scale the diagram image to fit on the currently selected page
Custom: select to specify the width and height of the diagram images across a specified number of pages
Page Setup: click to select the page size and alignment

 

 

Notes

Before printing, make sure you have selected the required page layout using the Page Setup button

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