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, follow the steps below:

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

Page size and Alignment

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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