Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:34 AM
When I create a descendant box chart, I keep getting large numbers of blank pages. I have just (yesterday) upgraded to v8 but I had the same problem with v6.
I've followed the forum suggestions for defaulting to my pdf writer and creating the larger paper size there and the using the Tools - Diagrams - Diagram Measurements to adjust. It works like a treat. It left me with the original spacing, including all those blank pages, so I tried to repaginate, as well as trying to resize. It looks like that put me right back to letter-sized pages.
Suggestions? Am I missing something?
Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:40 PM
When you say there are a lot of blank pages, you mean entirely blank? Is there anything obvious about pages that are above or below a blank page that gives you a clue as to why the page is blank?
Remember that when using a small page size (say Letter), VCF outputs the full rectangle of pages (including blanks) when it prints that chart - there is no option to avoid printing blank pages.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:08 AM
Virginia, the description of what's happening with my chart appears to be the same as the thread you provided. I'm going to look into that right now.
Robin, I don't get a rectangle of pages, it's one portrait page laid out sideways to 138 pages. Very strange.
I'm currently working with a pdf printer to get a different paper size and it looks like I'll need to drag the boxes around to get it into a more squared format.
Thanks again to both of you, this is really helpful and very encouraging to know that there are people out there
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:57 PM
If you haven't already taken a look at the instructions I posted a few weeks ago: Printing Large Charts to .pdf you might want to check them out. If you are using Vista or Win 7 the key to getting the .pdf printer setup is doing it before you start TMG and make the chart.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:53 AM
I did find that on the site before I posted the question and it has been hugely valuable. I'm still fussing with the vcf but setting the pdf size has made all the difference. At least I can see that it will work.
Thank you so much for the suggestion!
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