Printing a View to Span Multiple Pages


Reference Number: KB-00812
Last Modified: April 15, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


QUESTION

I would like to print my plan on multiple sheets of paper. How can I do this?


ANSWER

When printing your plan file, you have two scaling options. 

You can direct the program to scale the drawing so that it fits on your selected printer paper size, or you can specify a particular drawing scale. 

If the drawing scale that you wish to use does not permit the drawing to fit on the selected printer paper, you can print to multiple pages, and even specify what prints on each page by following the steps below.

The print dialog options have changed in between the Home Designer 2014 and 2015 versions.  Scroll down in this article for instructions for the earlier program versions. 

To print to multiple pages in Home Designer 2015 and newer versions

  1. Select File> Open Plan  from the menu and open a plan file that you would like to print to multiple pages. 


  2. Select File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup  from the menu. 


  3. In the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog



    • Select a Drawing Sheet Size supported by your printer and the Home Designer program you are using. 

      Print size limitations for each of the Home Designer programs can be located in the Comparison Matrix.


    • Select the Scale you want for the plan.

      1/4" = 1 ft is a common scale.

    • If needed, set the Drawing Margins.

    • Click OK to apply the changes and exit from the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog. 


  4. Select Window> Fill Window  so that the entire plan fills the drawing area. 


  5. Select File> Print> Print Preview . This makes the paper display as a white rectangle on a gray background. 

      

    Your plan, depending on its size, may not fit on the paper at your currently set scale.


  6. Click the Select Objects  button or press the Spacebar on your keyboard to make sure this pointer tool is selected, then click near any edge of the white Drawing Sheet to select it.  

    When the Drawing Sheet is selected, a Move  edit handle displays at its center. 

    Click and drag the Move 
     edit handle to move the sheet under the first portion of your plan that you would like to print. 
     

  7. When you are satisfied with the position of the Drawing Sheet, select File> Print> Print  from the menu. 


  8. In the Print dialog:



    • Click the radio button beside Drawing Sheet

    • Click the radio button beside To Scale

    • Click OK to close the dialog and print the page. 


  9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until the entire plan is printed. 

    You may find it helpful to have the information on the different printed pages overlap somewhat.


To print to multiple pages in Home Designer 2014 and earlier versions

  1. Select File> Open Plan  from the menu and open a plan file that you would like to print to multiple pages.


  2. Select File> Print> Page Setup  from the menu. 


  3. In the Page Setup dialog



    • Click the Printer button in the lower left corner and select your printer from the drop-down list. Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog.

    • Select a Printer Paper Size supported by your printer and the Home Designer program you are using.

    • Select the Scale you want for the plan. One quarter inch equals one foot is a common scale.

    • Click OK to apply the changes and exit from the Page Setup dialog.


  4. Select Window> Fill Window so that the entire plan fills the drawing area.


  5. Select File> Print> Print Preview . This makes the paper display as a white rectangle on a gray background.



    Your plan, depending on its size, may not fit on the paper at your currently set scale.


  6. Click the Select Objects  button or press the Spacebar on your keyboard to make sure this pointer tool is selected, then click near any edge of the white Drawing Sheet to select it. 

    When the Drawing Sheet is selected, a Move  edit handle displays at its center.

  7. Click and drag the Move  edit handle to move the sheet under the first portion of your plan that you would like to print.


  8. When you are satisfied with the position of the Drawing Sheet, select File> Print> Print  from the menu.


  9. In the Print dialog



    • Click the radio button beside Entire Sheet.

    • Click the radio button beside To Scale.

    • Click OK to close the dialog and print the page.


  10. Repeat steps 5 through 9 until the entire plan is printed.

    You may find it helpful to have the information on the different printed pages overlap somewhat.