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Hi,

I have a A4 poster designed in MS Word 2003, which I am trying to make into
an A3 sized sheet by spreading it over two A4 sheets equally (I do not have
an A3 printer).

Is there an easy way of doing this, without re-designing the layout?
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Yes, there is an easy way to make an A3 poster from your A4 sheets without having to redesign the layout. Here are the steps you can follow:
  1. Open your A4 poster in MS Word 2003.
  2. Click on "File" in the top left corner of the screen and select "Page Setup".
  3. In the "Page Setup" dialog box, select the "Paper" tab.
  4. Under "Paper size", select "A3" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click "OK" to apply the changes.
  6. Your A4 poster will now be resized to fit an A3 sheet. However, it will be too large to print on a single A4 sheet.
  7. To print your A3 poster on two A4 sheets, go to "File" and select "Print".
  8. In the "Print" dialog box, select "Page Setup".
  9. Under "Page Setup", select "Poster".
  10. In the "Tile scale" box, enter "50%".
  11. Under "Overlap", enter "0.5" inches.
  12. Click "OK" to apply the changes.
  13. Your A3 poster will now be split into two A4 sheets, which you can print separately.
  14. Once printed, you can trim the edges and tape the two sheets together to create your A3 poster.
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Publisher can tile a large document over several sheets; Word does not have
this capability.

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Hi,

I have a A4 poster designed in MS Word 2003, which I am trying to make

into
an A3 sized sheet by spreading it over two A4 sheets equally (I do not

have
an A3 printer).

Is there an easy way of doing this, without re-designing the layout?


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Thank you
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Default Making an A3 poster from A4 sheets

This used to be possible. There was a "banner" or "poster" option in the
"print properties" menu (see some of the earlier newsgroup items for Word).
Unfortunately, this option seems to have been removed in Word 2003 and now we
have to purchase other software to do this. My "upgrade" no longer feels so
good. Has anyone else experienced this?
"Peter" wrote:

Hi,

I have a A4 poster designed in MS Word 2003, which I am trying to make into
an A3 sized sheet by spreading it over two A4 sheets equally (I do not have
an A3 printer).

Is there an easy way of doing this, without re-designing the layout?



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This has never been a Word feature. Anything in the printer Properties is a
feature offered by your printer. You have evidently either changed printers
or changed drivers. Some printers do offer options to "tile" to several
pages, scale up to print large posters, print booklets, print watermarks,
insert separator sheets, etc. Others don't.

If you have Publisher 2003, you can create posters in it that can be tiled.
Publisher also supports banner printing.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"ekl789" wrote in message
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This used to be possible. There was a "banner" or "poster" option in the
"print properties" menu (see some of the earlier newsgroup items for
Word).
Unfortunately, this option seems to have been removed in Word 2003 and now
we
have to purchase other software to do this. My "upgrade" no longer feels
so
good. Has anyone else experienced this?
"Peter" wrote:

Hi,

I have a A4 poster designed in MS Word 2003, which I am trying to make
into
an A3 sized sheet by spreading it over two A4 sheets equally (I do not
have
an A3 printer).

Is there an easy way of doing this, without re-designing the layout?




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Dear Suzanne,
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I haven't changed printers or
drivers and I don't have other software such as MS Publisher, so I am at a
loss to explain how I did this before and why it no longer works (it was a
year ago that I printed banners extending unto two pages).

Good news however, I do have an easy solution which will apply to most people.
Because the majority of us have both MS Word and MS Excel, a simple
work-round solution is to copy the picture or type the text into one of the
cells in Excel. The output will be printed at the original size (or can be
re-sized in Excel), extending over as many sheets of paper as necesary. For
example, type the text "Thank you for not smoking." into a cell at the font
size of 72. When you print this, it will come out on two pieces of paper
which can be taped together. Another example is inserting a very large
picture in a graphics formatted file such as jpeg using the INSERT - PICTURE
- FROM FILE menus. The picture will print over as many pages as necessary.

When using Word documents, such as the A4 poster that you have, Peter, you
will have to copy the Word document to the clipboard and then paste it in as
a picture. (Use Edit - Select All and then Edit - Copy in Word. Then go into
your Excel cell and click Paste Special - Picture.) I'd imagine that you
could do the copy and paste in Publisher, whichever program you have. Other
means of inserting (such as using the Import Word document feature of MS
Publisher) cause portions of the Word document to be lost.

The only other thing you can do with a Word file is to convert it from a
document to a graphics format such as jpeg using another piece of software (I
use PaintShopPro). Then the instructions above for inserting a jpeg file work.

Hope this helps.
Evelyn

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

This has never been a Word feature. Anything in the printer Properties is a
feature offered by your printer. You have evidently either changed printers
or changed drivers. Some printers do offer options to "tile" to several
pages, scale up to print large posters, print booklets, print watermarks,
insert separator sheets, etc. Others don't.

If you have Publisher 2003, you can create posters in it that can be tiled.
Publisher also supports banner printing.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"ekl789" wrote in message
...
This used to be possible. There was a "banner" or "poster" option in the
"print properties" menu (see some of the earlier newsgroup items for
Word).
Unfortunately, this option seems to have been removed in Word 2003 and now
we
have to purchase other software to do this. My "upgrade" no longer feels
so
good. Has anyone else experienced this?
"Peter" wrote:

Hi,

I have a A4 poster designed in MS Word 2003, which I am trying to make
into
an A3 sized sheet by spreading it over two A4 sheets equally (I do not
have
an A3 printer).

Is there an easy way of doing this, without re-designing the layout?





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