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Hey!  That's cool!  I espec like the region print facility.
I'm going to test-drive it.
-----Original Message-----
From: Adair, Joel [mailto:jadair(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 1:39 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Plotting pdf

My favorite alternate to Acrobat Reader for plotting PDFs of drawings is Brave Reader:


It’s not as polished of a program as is Acrobat, but it gives you much more control over printing.  For instance, you can window the exact area you want to print, then print it at exactly half-scale (or 3/4 scale, or 1.5:1, or 103.5% to correct an old as-built drawing that was copied a little too small – whatever you need).  It also has some measuring tools that can come in handy.  It’s also great for TIFFs, if you get ever get scanned images in that format.


You might give their free reader a try and see if you have any better luck with that.


-- Joel


Joel Adair, PE

SHW Group

Plano, TX



From: Thor Tandy [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:39 PM
Subject: Plotting pdf


I have an HP Designjet 200 (C3181A).  Since getting Acrobat reader version 8 I have had trouble plotting. 


1)  I have noticed that 200KB pdf files are inflating to 10MB ????


2)  Shaded parts get messed up.


3)  Plotted image layout goes crazy sometimes.


4)  Usually get "error" message on plotter and print queue and the plotter hangs.


5)  I manage to get the odd pdf image to plot correctly.


Acrobat, customer service, of course, hasn't a clue why the problem, and I'm so in the dark ages with hardware that they probably don't want to help anyway.


Does anyone have any ideas for a techy retard.


Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC

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