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#1 Marta_Poland

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:24 AM

I have a big wall chart (8 generations, 117 in. x 22 in.). I tried different ways to save it as a PDF and make it available for printing by others. But can not manage. I need at least to save it in PDF (even big). Printing is a second issue.
  
So far I can print a report as a series of A4 pages. But no idea how to save as one-page PDF so I can share via email etc.

I would appreciate any tips. Thanks in advance.

Marta



#2 Robert-Leigh:Pritchett

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

Step one - know how to print PDFs on the Mac. 

 

"Here is exactly how to print PDF's if you haven't done so before in OS X: Open the document, web page, or file you want to print to a PDF. Click the File menu and select “Print”, or just hit Command+P. Look for the “PDF” button in the lower left corner, click on that pull-down menu, and select “Save as PDF”." Lots of references online point to the same method.

 

That works.

 

Here is a goofie YouTube video (the author needs to hone his typing skills) on how to do large print items on the Mac -

 

This might even be better - http://osxdaily.com/...-pdf-in-mac-os/

 

Here is RootsMagic own response to this question -  

https://support.root...l-Chart-from-RM

 

They refer the Mac user to the CrossOver solution ;^(

 

CrossOver suggest loading PDFWriter 

https://www.codeweav...ntfromcrossover

 

My issue is that the latest Mac OS beta Catalina does not let the 32-bit RM7 run so I cannot test this unless I do a Virtual app with older OS, which I am not going to do. Is PDFwriter a 32-bit app or a 64-bit app? Why do we need to jump through so many hoops to do something that should be simple on the Mac? Why is RootsMagic abdicating the throne to CrossOver to provide RM on the Mac instead of releasing the promised native version RM8? 



#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:51 AM

This Knowledge Base article "Printing a Large Wall Chart from RM" can help you get the PDF on one page. 

 

https://support.root...l-Chart-from-RM


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#4 Elisecrumley

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:50 AM

Did that worked well?