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NMPlot User's Guide, Chapter 16: Using Print Preview

NMPlot's print preview capability lets you view the pages of a document before you print it. You can select paper orientation and margins, view 1, 2, 4, or more pages at a time, magnify individual pages for close inspection, and select individual pages to print.

To print preview a plot, either press the Print Preview button on the application toolbar, or choose Print Preview from the File menu.

To print preview the NMPlot User's Guide, press the print preview button on the User's Guide reader toolbar. See Accessing Help for more information.

Print Preview Dialog Box

The Print Preview dialog box is used to print preview documents.

Use either the toolbar buttons or the keyboard to navigate through the pages.

Button Key Description
   Go forward to next page
   Go back to previous page
  Page Down   Go forward to next group of pages
  Page Up   Go back to previous group of pages
  End   Go to last page
  Home   Go to first page

Magnifying a Page

You can magnify a page to study it in detail. Follow these steps.

  1. Press the Magnify toolbar button . This activates the Magnify Page tool.

  2. Click on a page. The page is magnified so that it fills the print preview window.

  3. Click on the page a second time to return it to its normal size. Alternatively, press the - key.

Displaying Multiple Pages at a Time

You can display 1, 2, 4, or more pages simultaneously.

Use either the toolbar buttons or the keyboard to change the number of pages simultaneously displayed.

Button Key Description
  Ctrl + 1   Show 1 page at a time
  Ctrl + 2   Show 2 page at a time
  Ctrl + 3   Show 4 page at a time
  Ctrl + 4   Show 8 page at a time
  Ctrl + 5   Show 16 page at a time
  Ctrl + 6   Show 32 page at a time
  Ctrl + 7   Show 64 page at a time

Press the + key to decrease the number of pages displayed simultaneously. Press the - key to increase the number of pages displayed simultaneously.

Note:

The functions of the + and - keys may seem backwards to you. To help remember the meanings of these two keys, note that the + key makes each page bigger. Indeed, if you press the + key when only a single page is displayed, that page is magnified.

Printing All Pages

To print all pages from the print preview window, follow these steps.

  1. Display the Print dialog box by either:

    • Pressing the Print button on the print preview toolbar

    • Pressing Ctrl + P

  2. In the Page Range section of the Print dialog box, choose All. Then press the OK button.

Selecting Pages to Print

To print a subset of the pages in the print preview window, follow these steps.

  1. Press the Page Selection toolbar button . This activates the Page Selection tool.

  2. Click on the pages you want to print. A border will appear around the pages you select.

    Click on a selected page a second time to deselect it.

    To select a range of pages, click on the first page in the range, then Shift + click (i.e., click while holding down the Shift key) on the last page in the range.

    To deselect a range of pages, click on the first page in the range, then Ctrl + click (i.e., click while holding down the Ctrl key) on the last page in the range.

  3. Display the Print dialog box by either:

    • Pressing the Print button on the print preview toolbar

    • Pressing Ctrl + P

  4. In the Page Range section of the Print dialog box, choose Selection. Then press the OK button.

Changing the Paper Margins and Orientation

Display the Page Setup dialog box by either:

Microsoft Window's standard Page Setup dialog box lets you select the paper orientation (portrait or landscape) and page margins of your printer. The exact appearance of this dialog box will vary, depending on the version of Windows you are using. Familiarity with this dialog box is assumed.

Closing the Print Preview Dialog Box

To close the Print Preview dialog box, you can:


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