Printing Your Document from X Pro

Printing Your Document from X Pro

Printing

When it's time to print your document, Canvas X Draw provides a full range of printing options, allowing you to quickly deliver high quality printed documents or postscript files for professional printing. In Canvas X Draw to can choose whether to print an entire document, a selection of objects, or a selection of pages. You can also make use of layers to show or hide objects so that you only print what you need. For example, if you added annotations to a layer in your document during a review, you can choose to not print that particular layer when you print the document.

Printing a Document

If your document uses a standard paper size and you want to print all the visible objects on the page, you can simply select a printer and print the document. However, Canvas X Draw also offers the flexibility to print multiple pages on a page, scale the page to fit the paper, print color, print registration marks, and much more.

To Print a Document:

  1. Choose File | Print.
  2. In the Print dialog box, select a printer from the Name drop-down list in the Printer section.
  3. On the General tab, set the Print range and Copies settings.
  4. Select any other options you want to use from the Advanced and Page setup tabs.
  5. Click the Print button.

See the Canvas X Draw Help for a description of all the options available in the Print dialog box.

Previewing Your Printed Document

The print preview reflects the current print settings and the page setup. In the preview, you can see which objects, layers, and pages will be printed. You can make sure the layout fits in the printable area of the paper. If you choose the Tile option in the Page Setup tab or dialog box, the preview shows the tiles as separate pages.

To Preview a Printed Document:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose File | Print Preview...
    • Choose File | Print, then click the Preview button.
  2. Do one or more of the following to preview the document:
    • Click the zoom buttons to increase or decrease the magnification of the preview.
    • Click the arrow buttons to view other pages.
  3. When you have finished previewing the document, do one of the following:
    • Click Print to send it to the current printer when you finish previewing a document and the settings are correct.
    • Click Close to return to the document without printing.

Setting the Print Area

If you want to print only a selected area of a page, you can set the print area to define how much of the page is printed. This can be especially useful for large documents that don't fit easily on standard sizes of paper or complex documents where you want to focus on a single component. Once you have set a print area, you can choose to toggle it on or off depending on whether you want to print just the print area or the entire document.

To Set the Print Area:

  1. Choose File | Print Area | Set Print Area.
  2. Use the Print Area cursor to draw a box around the area you want to print.
  3. In the Print Area dialog box, check and adjust the Left, Top, Width, and Height measurements as necessary.
  4. Click the OK button.

    An orange box appears in the document to indicate the printable area.

To Toggle the Print Area on or off:

In the Properties bar, select or deselect the Print area checkbox.

When the Print area is on, an orange box appears to indicate the printable area. When the Print area is off, the orange box disappears.

To Remove the Print Area:

Choose File | Print Area | Clear Print Area.

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