SOLVED Printing blank pages

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DanB
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SOLVED Printing blank pages

Post by DanB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:05 am

New at qcad and tried to print for the first time. Only getting blank pages, tried to print to PDF and also came up blank. Doing something wrong can you help?
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Re: Printing blank pages

Post by Husky » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:54 am

I think this printing tutorial will offer you all answers to your printing issue:

https://qcad.org/en/tutorial-printing
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Re: Printing blank pages

Post by DanB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:59 am

I went through the tutorial and still printing blank pages and when send to a PDF file it is also blank.

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Re: Printing blank pages

Post by Husky » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:34 am

I assume your print problem is based on a wrong paper position and/or printing scale. That's covered in the tutorial under "Step 2: Print Preview".

If you can't solve the problem with help of the tutorial please attach the drawing to your post. Thanks.
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Re: Printing blank pages

Post by DanB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:41 pm

If you see it on the "print preview" screen (which I do) should it print what you see (which it doesn't)?

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Re: Printing blank pages

Post by Husky » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:18 pm

DanB wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:41 pm
If you see it on the "print preview" screen (which I do) should it print what you see (which it doesn't)?
No. You should see a "white" page representing the print area. Everything what is positioned on this "white" page will be printed.

Everything else which is located outside the "white page" on a grey background will not be printed.

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This example will print the rectangle but not the circle.
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Re: Printing blank pages SOLVED

Post by DanB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:59 pm

Thanks Husky solved my problem. My white sq. (print area) was 6 miles southwest.

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