Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

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Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by SteveF48 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:50 pm

I'm trying to set up my document so that two A5 portrait pages print on an A4 sheet of paper.
The result is two 8.5 by 12.5 cm miniature versions of my pages.
How do I persuade TM to print them properly?

My printer setup is shown in the attached screenshots.
Thanks in advance
Steve
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:02 am

I tried it with our Canon Pro 100 printer and it worked properly. It seems to be an issue with the printer driver on your side. Could you please check if the same issue happens when you print from other programs?
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:11 am

Please make also sure that you have set A4 pages in TextMaker (File=>Page Setup). If you already set the paper size to A5 in TextMaker it won't work that way.
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by Jossi » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:45 am

When your page setup in TextMaker is A 4 Landscape with two A 5 pages side by side and then you choose "Two pages per sheet" in your printing options, the printer will print two of your (2 x A 5) pages on one sheet; so the result will be two (originally A 4) pages on one A 4 sheet (or four originally A 5 pages respectively) reduced to half size. To get the desired result, you must either print your double page layout "as is" (i.e. one page per sheet in landscape orientation) or choose a single page layout and print this with two pages per sheet, but not both.

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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by SteveF48 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:07 pm

I'm confused by your responses.
Do I have to amend my Word document so that the page size is A4, then tell TM to print 2 of the pages on one A4 sheet? At present the page size is A5, portrait, no mention of A4, as that worked in MS Word.
I successfully printed the document by exporting it to pdf, then telling Adobe Reader to print 2 pages on an A4 sheet.

That will work until I need to change the document, so we can close this topic.
Thanks in advance,
Steve

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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:21 am

If possible please send us that file to forum(at)softmaker.de or attach it here. Thank you!
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by SteveF48 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:18 pm

Here is the file
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by Jossi » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:49 pm

Your page format is A 5, and you want two of these A 5 pages printed side by side on an A 4 sheet in landscape orientation, right?

I managed to print your sample document this way by choosing "Pages per sheet: Two pages" in the TextMaker Print dialogue and "Normal (1 on 1)" in the printer driver options (Button "Setup" in the TextMaker Print dialogue):
print.jpg
Function names in the printer options may vary, depending on the brand of your printer; in any case it is essential to choose "Two pages" only in the TextMaker dialogue (as shown above) and to leave everything else in its normal state.

A second, and probably safer, way would be to create a layout in TextMaker containing two A 5 pages on A 4 landscape as in the attached file and print this out normally.
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Re: Can't print 2 A5 pages on an A4 shee

Post by SteveF48 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:18 pm

Thanks for your input.
Thanks in advance,
Steve

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