How can I make an exact sized digital outline?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ABH, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Hi, I wanted to pdf some of my outlines, into an exact size, so when I print it the only thing I have to do its cut it out... But the problem is that I dont know how to do it, can anyone help? Is it by scanning the original outline?
     
  2. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    1: have pdf on the screen, scaled to the size you want.<br>2: hold piece of paper to screen.<br>3: lightly trace shape on screen to paper with pencil.<br>4: cutout. <br>Works with all Op. systems. Not affected by brand name of printer or ink. For multiple copies of the same pdf, simply repeat. <br>Avoid pushing too hard with the pencil as it may cause screen burn-in......<br>I find this works best for me. No using up the expensive ink in my printer....hell I've still got the original ink cartridges in there. Pretty sweet!! Thinking about patenting the idea. <br>Headline: "Dumb Weldor Revolutionizes Computer Industry, IBM Stock Plummets....."
     

  3. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    We always print the PDF on actual size setting without scaling and "Poster" if it is bigger than one page of A4. This is quite accurate. Just print it and measure two long distances in the x and y direction.
     
  4. Hegz

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    <a href="http://inkscape.org" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Inkscape</a> seems to be a popular program for dealing with slingshot templates.<br><br>If it's a scanned picture that you want to save as a properly scaled PDF for publishing:<br><br>1. Click 'File' then 'Document properties'<br>2. Set the document Default units to something your comfortable with (mm, cm, in), and the page size you intend to publish (A4, US Letter, etc..)<br>(Optional). Click the grids tab at the top and click new, Set the grid units to the same as the document default (mm, cm, in)<br>3. Click 'File' then 'Import...'<br>4. Select your scanned image file.<br>5. Click a corner and drag (hold CTRL to maitain aspect ratio) Using the the rules on the top and left hand side of the window and the Grid scale up/down to the appropriate size.<br>6. Have Fun*<br>7. Click 'File', then 'Save As'<br>8. Enter a name and then select PDF as the file type.<br><br>* You can have all sorts of fun making a clean and professional template bt doing things like inserting names and measurements with the text tool, using the Bezier curves tool to trace your design and make all the curves buttery smooth, The sky is the limit.<br><br>
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">1: have pdf on the screen, scaled to the size you want.<br>2: hold piece of paper to screen.<br>3: lightly trace shape on screen to paper with pencil.<br>4: cutout. <br>Works with all Op. systems. Not affected by brand name of printer or ink. For multiple copies of the same pdf, simply repeat. <br>Avoid pushing too hard with the pencil as it may cause screen burn-in......<br>I find this works best for me. No using up the expensive ink in my printer....hell I've still got the original ink cartridges in there. Pretty sweet!! Thinking about patenting the idea. <br>Headline: "Dumb Weldor Revolutionizes Computer Industry, IBM Stock Plummets....."</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>+1 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">1: have pdf on the screen, scaled to the size you want.<br>2: hold piece of paper to screen.<br>3: lightly trace shape on screen to paper with pencil.<br>4: cutout. <br>Works with all Op. systems. Not affected by brand name of printer or ink. For multiple copies of the same pdf, simply repeat. <br>Avoid pushing too hard with the pencil as it may cause screen burn-in......<br>I find this works best for me. No using up the expensive ink in my printer....hell I've still got the original ink cartridges in there. Pretty sweet!! Thinking about patenting the idea. <br>Headline: "Dumb Weldor Revolutionizes Computer Industry, IBM Stock Plummets....."</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>lol! Great idea!</span>
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