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B Bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>
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B Bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:06:32 -0400
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I had used the snipping tool on my computer to snap a picture of the
program, one portion at a time, and than I arranged them parallel on a
sheet of paper for printing. The judges never had trouble understanding it
was one program that went for many blocks.
Regards,
Brandy


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Tom Spalthoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Another approach is to "break" the program blocks up and arrange them on
> the screen in a more reader-friendly configuration before printing.  You
> can always use a pencil to connect the last block on the right to the first
> block on the left to show the flow.  It's only for explanation purposes, so
> it's not a big deal that the program won't "run" that way - it's the
> content of the blocks that matters.
>
> --Tom
>
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> Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:49:46 -0700
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Help with printing programs
> To: [log in to unmask]
>
>
> As Rich Tate sugessted, use NXT's print to HTML file.  This will produce a
> *.png file and if your program is very long it will be a long skinny
> image.  If you open this into MS Word or PowerPoint you'll find it will
> either print to small for your to read or if it is readable it will
> truncate and not print the end of the program.  Frustrating.  Believe it or
> not, MS Excel does a very good job of printing the long skinny *.png files
> without the need to fuss over taking screenshots of each page.  Open the
> file in Excel using the 'Insert Picture' and select the png file.  Go to
> print preview and using page setup select "fit to" and set it to 3 or 4
> pages wide (use whatever number makes it fit best) by 1 page high.  You can
> fine-tune how the images are spread across the number of pages you select
> by changing the margins to your liking.
>
> It's a bit non-intuitive to use a tool like Excel to print the images of
> NXT programs, but it is much faster than having to take individual screen
> shots of every page.  To my knowledge, Excel is the only MS application
> that can deal with printing long and skinny images properly.
>
> Pete Zulkarnain
>
>
>
>   On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:09 PM, Gina Willett <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>   Can anyone tell me how to print out a program that uses 20+ blocks
> without it being so tiny that you can't hardly read it?  I have tried
> everything!
>
> Thanks in advance for your help!
>
> Gina Willett
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