Printing onto multiple sheets of paper?

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Evan, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Evan

    Evan Member

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    Hi,

    I've got a track plan, as an image on my PC. I'd like to print it out on multiple sheets of paper, so I can tape them together and see how it looks in real size. Does anyone know of a program that can do this? Preferably freeware / shareware program, as it'll more than likely be a once off use.

    Thanks
  2. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    RTS is free and willprint a trackplan at 1:1 scale
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    If you have it as an image (jpg, bmp, etc) you will need to look to your printer utility to see if it can support printing multiple pages. The other option is to look at some sort of imaging or drawing program that would do the same thing. Then it is a question of scaling it properly so the prinout is indeed "lifesize".

    Andrew
  4. shortliner

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  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Evan,

    A member here once recommended "GIMP" - I think it stands for Graphic Image Manipulation Program (or something like that).

    Since you already have the image, you might want to google for GIMP (now that sounds strange doesn't it...?) ;) :D

    Your alternative is to redraw the plan using the above mentioned software (PC/Windows only though).


    EDIT - Here is the link to the info about GIMP here at The Gauge: http://www.the-gauge.com/thread7051-archive-a-gimp-tutorial.html

    Andrew
  6. Evan

    Evan Member

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the advise. I redrew it in RTS, and then printed. 56 pages later, ready to lay it down and see how it looks.

    Cheers
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    I know Corel Draw will handle it.
    They have a 15 day free trial on their website www.corel.com
  8. ukon30fan

    ukon30fan 0n30 Rail Baron of Leeds

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    URL for RTS, Please?
    Google search throwws up too many references to find what I think you're talking about.
    Thanks
    David(UK)
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Atlas Right Track Software

    www.atlasrr.com

    Andrew
  10. ukon30fan

    ukon30fan 0n30 Rail Baron of Leeds

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