Printing Actual Size in Preview

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  1. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    How do I print in actual size in Preview? When I print the image always prints to fit resulting in huge ink wasting images.
     
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    Here's how:

    1. Press Command+P, the print dialog box appears.
    2. Besides the Printer pulldown menu is an arrow button pointing down, click it to expand the dialog box for more options.
    3. Another dropdown menu somewhere in the midpoint indicating Preview, Layout, Color Matching, etc. Choose Preview.
    4. Tick Scale then input your desired value (in percentage) until you get the ideal size in the preview image on its left.
    5. Click OK.

    That's it.
     
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    I followed that. Set it to Scale to 100%. It still filled up the page. When I decrease the scale nothing happens to the preview image.
     
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    Really? Mine acted promptly. That procedure is from osx 10.5.8, are you in osx 10.6.x? If so, then it maybe a bit different, if not, it should act promptly too.
     
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    I am on 10.6.2. I got it printing actual size by :

    • command + P

    • click down arrow

    • scale to 100%

    • click up arrow

    • click preview

    • Click print

    For some reason the thumbnail preview does not work
     

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