Problems adjusting print size of dendrograms and Box&Whi

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    Michael P

    Hi all,
    Im having trouble with printing dendrograms and box& whisker plots. The box& whiskers go to the edge of the page and are cut off by the margins of the printer and I cant find a way to fix it either in printer set up or preview Ive (sort of) worked around this by exporting as an image pasted to another program and print that way.

    The dendrogram is a bigger problem – i’d like to fit on a single A0 sheet, (or smaller) but in print preview the pages just expand in size -( so 4 XA3 sheets turn into 4 xA0 sheets with longer lines which is a bit excessive). Is there no way I can select to reduce the size of my dendrogram (even if I have to squint a bit) so it fits within the margins of whatever size page I select rather than printing enough to wallpaper a small house???
    Im not sure if this is a PATN problem or a printer driver problem?
    any suggestions?


    Hi Michael

    PATN is not fancy in it’s printing options, but there are strategies available to get the most out of the system. My philosophy with PATN graphical outputs is to assume that users have access to a reasonable image editor. But before that, there are a few things to check-

    1. Make sure that your printer drivers are accurate and up to date.

    2. Make sure that your Page Setup is appropriate for what you have available and what you want to do.

    3. You can right mouse click most graphic images and reduce the type and size of the font. With box and whisker plots, two-way tables, dendrograms and assocation meaures etc, this is extremely useful.

    4. Do a Print Preview (available as a button and from right click mouse menus) to see wat it is going to look like. Adjust accordingly.

    5. Always have a good image editor available to get graphical outputs tweaked for publication. You can ‘slice and dice’ and add annotaions and other graphics very easily these days. Applications such as Paintshop Pro, Photoshop Elements, ACDSee Photo Editor, GIMP etc are all fine.


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