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Printing paper templates from Google Docs

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freshlypieced is a group administrator freshlypieced says:

FYI, for any of you who are having trouble getting the templates to print at the correct size. I do NOT recommend printing them directly from Google Docs. If you do that, you're printing from your web browser, which means the size can be unreliable. You should download the PDF to your computer and print it from Acrobat instead. Here's how to do that:

1. With the PDF on your screen in Google Docs, go the "File" menu in the upper left-hand corner (under the Google Docs logo).

2. From the File menu, choose "Download Original."

3. This will download the file to your computer (either the desktop or a folder you've specified for downloads). Open the PDF in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Reader, you can download it for free here.

4. Print the file from Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. When printing, look for a "Page Scaling" option in the print window and select "None."

Hope this helps! : )
Originally posted at 11:44AM, 25 July 2011 PDT (permalink)
freshlypieced edited this topic 33 months ago.

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machen und tun says:

yes, it does help, Lee, thanks so much! i just found out that my print-out test-inches are just 7/8" long :-) - so it does make sense to check the inch mark before actually cutting..
again, thanks, i will try again.
33 months ago (permalink)

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Fresh Lemons : Faith is a group administrator Fresh Lemons : Faith says:

Thanks Lee! I ended up just doing the "Share with Friend" link or whatever the option was called to email it to a friend, and then emailed it to myself. :)
33 months ago (permalink)

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sleighd says:

Thank you! I did not know this.
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Cincirachel says:

Thank you! This solves my issues! I might have to go back and make two other squares again (ok maybe not haha)
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twelfthzodiac says:

When I 'download original', it opens in adobe at 118%. Should I change this to 100%?
Or as long as the page scaling option is set to 'none', it come out the correct size?

Trying to get the templates printed (without a printer or any knowledge of how to use one! lol) has been the hardest part of this whole thing for me :S

And then Faith's templates aren't in google docs. They show up at 125% & I have the same question, am I supposed to change that to 100% before clicking 'print'?

Any help would be appreciated!
If I had a printer I would just experiment & check the scale after printing. Since I have someone else trying to print them for me, I would love to just be able to tell her exactly what to do.

Thanks,
Charlotte
33 months ago (permalink)

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ACreativeMama says:

I have only made sure that the page scaling is set to "none" and they have come out fine. I think that when it opens in adobe at 118% that's just the size you are looking at on the screen. Hope that helps!
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twelfthzodiac says:

Thank you Creative Mama! That's exactly what I was wondering about .
*whew* Less complicated = much better! lol
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