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November 12th, 2008, 07:54 AM
I am making a sign for a protest, and at the moment, it is an a4 portrait page.
I want to flip it 90 degrees, and blow it up to double its size, by printing onto 2 a4 pages, and sticking them together, effectively making an a3 portrait sign, that I can stick to cardboard, and give a handle.
How should I go about this?

November 12th, 2008, 08:26 AM
easy , convert the file to pdf format first, the blow up the the size of the moon if you want

open up the program you have saved the document in, and hit print, select the pdf button and save to pdf

now you can open the pdf file and resize to what you like and pint away with out loosing any resolution as it is now in vector format

November 12th, 2008, 09:05 AM
but can I get it to

print on two pages, (picture below)

this is what I mean (attached) The top picture is what I have, the bottom is what I want. yes, I drew it, yes, I know I can't draw, or spell, or write neatly, my mum still loves me. :)

November 12th, 2008, 09:42 AM
What is the file format of the A4 file?

November 12th, 2008, 09:54 AM
edit: nvm...

November 12th, 2008, 10:27 AM
What is the file format of the A4 file?

odt, and pdf, and I can change it anytime I want.

November 12th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Well if it is a word file then i would best suggest that you just start a new page and edit the page setup to A3 and then copy or redo you work then.

November 12th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Perhaps Pdftk can help you; http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ You will find it in Synaptic(http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=pdftk)

But I guess its faster to just make the poster again in OOo with correct settings.

November 12th, 2008, 02:55 PM
There is an app called poster in the repo's. :)