Printing on a Standard Letter-Sized Sheet of Paper

Reference Number: KB-01017
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials or Home Designer Landscape & Deck


I'm not concerned with the scale of my design when printed, but would like to print my entire plan onto a standard 8 1/2" x 11" ANSI A letter sized piece of paper.  How can I accomplish this in Home Designer?


To print a plan out on a standard sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" letter sized piece of paper

  1. First, launch Home Designer and choose to Open  the plan that you would like to print.

  2. From the menu, select File> PrintDrawing Sheet Setup  to display the Print dialog. 

  3. On the Page Setup dialog, under Printer Paper, select the 8.5"x11", or Letter sized option from the drop down menu. 

    If you have multiple printers associated with the computer, use the Printer button to select the appropriate printer, or pdf print driver, that you will be using before choosing the correct paper size.

  4. Set the Printer Paper Orientation to either Portrait, or Landscape, as is appropriate for your design and click OK.

    We do not need to worry about setting the scale, as we are not concerned with this when only wanting to fit the design on a single page.

  5. From the menu, select File> Print> Print  to display the Print dialog.

  6. Under the Scaling option, select Fit to Paper.

    This option prints the plan on one page. The program will use whatever scale is necessary to fit the plan on one page. 


    If a percentage less than 100 is specified, only that portion of the printable area is used.

  7. Click OK to print.

    Keep in mind that printing to a full size sheet of paper will include any objects that may be located outside of the structure you created, such as the Terrain Perimeter, terrain objects, plants, outdoor furniture, etc.

You may also find it helpful to select File> Print> Print Preview , prior to printing, to verify that what will be printed out is what you want to see.

Print Preview provides an on-screen representation of how the current view will appear when printed. Objects such as camera symbols that do not print do not display in Print Preview, however, text and dimension objects appear on-screen as they will on the printed page.