Printing a full size Map from the Guide to Korvosa


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Not wanting to risk taking a knife to my copy of the Guide to Korvosa, I was going to print out the poster map, but I haven't been able to work out how to get it to "tile" print across multiple pages - it looks like it would be something like 3x3 A4 pages. Aside from taking it to a print shop, or buying the full version of Adobe Reader, can anyone suggest a solution please?

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The Agreeable Mr Frog wrote:

Not wanting to risk taking a knife to my copy of the Guide to Korvosa, I was going to print out the poster map, but I haven't been able to work out how to get it to "tile" print across multiple pages - it looks like it would be something like 3x3 A4 pages. Aside from taking it to a print shop, or buying the full version of Adobe Reader, can anyone suggest a solution please?

That sort of functionality is usually specific to your printer driver, not the application you're using. You might see if you can get the solution from the printer manufacturer's website.


Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried that first with no luck. I guess I'll just have to get it done at a print shop.


Interesting. I've heard that they've trademarked the name/phrase/whatever.. but wasn't 100% sure. It's like trademarking the acronym DND.

Scarab Sages

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I say take it to Kinko's and print it on vinyl. I made it 2x3. It turned out great. Also have one of Magnimar and Sandpoint and I made my Varisia map 3x4 also turned out great.


The Agreeable Mr Frog wrote:

Not wanting to risk taking a knife to my copy of the Guide to Korvosa, I was going to print out the poster map, but I haven't been able to work out how to get it to "tile" print across multiple pages - it looks like it would be something like 3x3 A4 pages. Aside from taking it to a print shop, or buying the full version of Adobe Reader, can anyone suggest a solution please?

If it's not too late, here's what I've done with Hero Games background maps.

On Windows systems:
Open the document.
Rotate the image as needed.
Make a screen shot (the "Print Screen" button, use ALT if you have multiple monitors).
Paste in Paint.
Choose File > Page Setup...
Uncheck the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" centering.
Modify the margins to a smaller value.
I suggest Landscape printing.
In Vista: Select "Fit To" and enter your pages (a 3x3 will likely distort).
In Others: Select "Adjust To" and manipulate the percentage as needed (roughly 500%, but you'll need to experiment). Suggested so as not to deal with distortion.
Print.

There will be no overlap, so don't reduce your margins by too much. You'll need these to tape the pieces together. Once you decide which side to start taping, remove the border on the other sides (ex, Upper Left start, trim the right and bottom).

Of course, once you find the size you need, you can have the printer print on a larger sheet of paper.

It's not perfect, and the wording will not transfer well, but it's at least a start.

Hope this helps.

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