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Postby Thyclaine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:15 pm

I'm trying to print out a decal for one of my minifigs. However, when I try to print it, it won't print it out at the size it's supposed to be. (The right size for a torso decal) It keeps printing it out full page.

What's wrong?
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Postby ace121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:21 pm

Have you resized the image? Try inserting it MS word and dragging the points till the match the ruler size of a minifig.
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Postby pesgores » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:33 pm

Or try it on PowerPoint: put the zoom to 100% and adjust it to the minifig. That's what i did.
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Postby Thyclaine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:36 pm

ace121 wrote:Have you resized the image?


Resize it to what, exactly? As in, number of inches?

I'm not sure why that would effect the printer. It'd still come out full sized.

Here's a shot of my printer screen:


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Postby ace121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:40 pm

Yeah, that's your problem then.

1. Save picture. Duh
2. Open MS Word or any program that allows you to view saved images.
3. Insert/Open saved image.
4. In MS word at least, there is a ruler on the top and side of the screen; use this to drag the points until the image has the same dimensions as a minifig.
5. Print.
6. Eat a cookie.
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Postby Thyclaine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:50 pm

ace121 wrote:Yeah, that's your problem then.

1. Save picture. Duh
2. Open MS Word or any program that allows you to view saved images.
3. Insert/Open saved image.
4. In MS word at least, there is a ruler on the top and side of the screen; use this to drag the points until the image has the same dimensions as a minifig.
5. Print.
6. Eat a cookie.


Useless, because I don't have MS Word.

I have Paint and Photoshop, that's about it.

And again, what are the torso dimensions for a minifig?
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Postby Adean » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:50 pm

And if you're feeling lazy, skip steps 1-5 and just eat a cookie.

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Postby ace121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:21 pm

*Ignores adean, tries to be useful somehere*

Thyclaine wrote:
ace121 wrote:Yeah, that's your problem then.

1. Save picture. Duh
2. Open MS Word or any program that allows you to view saved images.
3. Insert/Open saved image.
4. In MS word at least, there is a ruler on the top and side of the screen; use this to drag the points until the image has the same dimensions as a minifig.
5. Print.
6. Eat a cookie.


Useless, because I don't have MS Word.

I have Paint and Photoshop, that's about it.

And again, what are the torso dimensions for a minifig?


A torso is roughly 6/8 of an inch wide and 9/16 of an inch tall. Get that and it should be accurate enough; go eat the cookie.
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Postby Thyclaine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:48 pm

Okay, it's sized correctly now.

But it's still printing it out full size.

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Hold a minifig up to the screen, it's resized. But my printer continues to print it out with it stretched across the paper.
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Postby pesgores » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:11 pm

You must get MS PowerPoint. It's the only way.
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Postby Thyclaine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:43 pm

pesgores wrote:You must get MS PowerPoint. It's the only way.

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How will that help with my printing problem?
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Postby Dr. X » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:15 pm

Thyclaine wrote:
pesgores wrote:You must get MS PowerPoint. It's the only way.

...

How will that help with my printing problem?


Just call tech support or something...

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Postby ace121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:13 pm

Thyclaine wrote:Okay, it's sized correctly now.

But it's still printing it out full size.

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Hold a minifig up to the screen, it's resized. But my printer continues to print it out with it stretched across the paper.


Sorry then... I fixed one problem; someone else might be able to solve the rest... Have you tinkered with the settings of the printer? If not, try that; if so, call tech support.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:14 pm

Awesome decal.
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Postby ace121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:16 pm

Not if you can't print it :lol:
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