PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 06-25-2016, 06:29 AM
Vermin_King's Avatar
Vermin_King Vermin_King is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,702
Total Downloaded: 239.14 MB
If the Instructions and Model are two separate files, cover art can be the first page of the model and portrait. I doubt that would be a problem. Many of the models I've done have separate instruction files, but I just threw that out there
__________________
A fine is a tax when you do wrong.
A tax is a fine when you do well.
Please check out OnThisDate at the CutandFold Forum
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-25-2016, 06:33 AM
airdave's Avatar
airdave airdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,103
Total Downloaded: 67.21 MB
Separate files are a problem.
I personally don't like kits that come as a Folder, with multiple files in them.
You have to find and open multiple files.
Files get lost.
It makes the whole download package a lot bigger.
I think my kits will always be a single PDF, no matter how I have to package them.

...

I just did a test PDF with both portrait and landscape pages.
[attached]

I wanted to see, if by default, it was viewable with the correct page orientation.
It is...on my system.

Does it work on yours?
Would the idea of Landscape instructs appeal to you?
Would it serve any purpose or add anything to the kit?

Or, should I just stick with the current Portrait page orientation?
Attached Files
File Type: pdf format test.pdf (17.6 KB, 27 views)
__________________
MY DESIGNS & FREE STUFF: cutandfold.info
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-25-2016, 07:10 AM
MacSongLi's Avatar
MacSongLi MacSongLi is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,857
Total Downloaded: 171.97 MB
Foxit correctly orientates the pages. First page portrait, second page landscape.

Gary
__________________
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything"
- Wyatt Earp
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-25-2016, 07:18 AM
Loui's Avatar
Loui Loui is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Jakarta
Posts: 946
Total Downloaded: 478.06 MB
Dave, your type font choises (mustang, koolwheelz)are alright. No need to change it, all clear and easy to read.
...and Thanks to making the time to asked-listened- to all of us as a builder about what/how we wanted.

and your file attachement above, First page portrait, second page landscape. Iopening it from my mobile phone(kingsoft office)

Best regards, Loui.
__________________
WIP: None
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-25-2016, 07:58 AM
airdave's Avatar
airdave airdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,103
Total Downloaded: 67.21 MB
Great...thanks guys.

So, what are your opinions...

Would the idea of Landscape Instruction pages appeal to you?
Would it serve any purpose or add anything to the kit?
Or, should I just leave well enough alone and stick with Portrait page orientation?
__________________
MY DESIGNS & FREE STUFF: cutandfold.info
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #16  
Old 06-25-2016, 08:03 AM
elliott elliott is offline
Design Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,379
Total Downloaded: 4.98 GB
I like the idea of landscape pages. Perhaps a test of 5 or 6 pages so we could get an idea of what it would be like. I don't think it would add anything to the kit per se; it would just be something different.
__________________
This is a great hobby for the retiree - interesting, time-consuming, rewarding - and about as inexpensive a hobby as you can find.
Shamelessly stolen from a post by rockpaperscissor
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-25-2016, 08:19 AM
Burning Beard Burning Beard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Posts: 426
Total Downloaded: 102.35 MB
I prefer the portrait orientation, because when you are scanning through the kit you don't have to resize the paper to fit the margins of the reader to look at the parts after skimming through the instructions.

Beard
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-25-2016, 08:20 AM
Miles Linnabery's Avatar
Miles Linnabery Miles Linnabery is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ransomville, NY
Posts: 2,575
Total Downloaded: 328.66 MB
Dear Dave
Your test worked on antique machine Windows XP Fire fox and hp1702 Screen.
I feel that pictures like from the build reports are also helpful.
Enjoy,
Miles
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-25-2016, 08:49 AM
airdave's Avatar
airdave airdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,103
Total Downloaded: 67.21 MB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burning Beard View Post
I prefer the portrait orientation, because when you are scanning through the kit you don't have to resize the paper to fit the margins of the reader to look at the parts after skimming through the instructions.

Beard
You should not have to make any margin changes, or resize anything for viewing and/or printing.

Its only when viewing the PDF, would certain pages be seen as landscape.
The PDF viewer does this autmatically.

One advantage is the viewer can enlarge the image to fill more of your screen.
It appears as though you zoom in a bit, seeing things larger.
Great for old eyes.

If you print the PDF, it should print the various pages according to their layout.

Or does it?
I will have to test this.
I will print that test PDF, as is, no settings changes, allowing the program to choose the best output.
And see what happens...
__________________
MY DESIGNS & FREE STUFF: cutandfold.info
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-25-2016, 09:01 AM
airdave's Avatar
airdave airdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,103
Total Downloaded: 67.21 MB
okay...I downloaded the above attachment, saved it to my desktop.

Opened it, as a PDF, in Acrobat....thats my default PDF viewer.

Two pages, first Portrait, second Landscape view.
I hit the PRINT button.
Docker opens...I made no changes to the settings.
I assume these are all default settings.
"Auto rotate and center" is active...I think thats the important one.
I said "okay" to print...

Got two sheets...the first is Portrait, and the second is Landscape printed.
Success.


...
So now, I need to lay out some Portrait and Landscape Instruction pages.
See what works best for me within the context of the artwork layout.

If I decide to go with landscape pages (just for the Instructions),
I'll try to post a test set of pages for you to try.
Attached Thumbnails
Model Instructions...what do you like?-print-test-1.jpg   Model Instructions...what do you like?-print-test-2.jpg  
__________________
MY DESIGNS & FREE STUFF: cutandfold.info
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.33%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-15, Paper Modelers.com