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    Can someone who uses Rapid REsizer give me some guidelines on using it...I have a jpg file saved and want to size it to fit into a 11x14 frame and print the color in red, just easier to see the lines...but can't seem to get it to work...doesn't seem to keep the proportions correctly....tks in advance...Dennis

  • #2
    Hello Dennis,

    First, open your pattern in Rapid Resizer.

    Next, select "Edit" from the top menu area, then select Tint Red, answer the question "Yes" and all lines should be red.

    Then type in your height of 11, making sure your proportional box is checked, and the width will be calucuted automatically based on the size of the pattern that you imported. you can size the "box" around the pattern by dragging the dashed lines.

    Hope this helps, it is much easier to do than to explain...
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

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    • #3
      BWF hit the nail right on the head. It is a very simple program to use, (or else I wouldn't be using it) Maybe is you told use what problem you are having it would help more.
      Chuck D


      When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
      Jean De La Bruyere...

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      Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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      • #4
        Does rapidresizer work with PDFs or just regular image files? I'd just be a bit afraid to lose clarity with a regular file.

        Bob
        www.GrobetUSA.com

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        • #5
          It will do PDF but you have to save it to the clipboard and then paste. The instructions are in the program itself.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
          Owner of a Dewalt 788
          PuffityDragon on AFSP

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          • #6
            My problem is in the resize, I try to put in the height & width of the pattern, 11x14, but it sounds like I only need to enter one size and it will resize from there to keep it in proportion, is that right?....Dennis

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dennis Taylor
              My problem is in the resize, I try to put in the height & width of the pattern, 11x14, but it sounds like I only need to enter one size and it will resize from there to keep it in proportion, is that right?....Dennis
              Yep. You type in the width or height and it figures out the other.
              ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

              D. Platt

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              • #8
                So let me make sure I got this right. I can get the program, scan a Zaffino pattern onto PC and use the program to enlarge it to a 16x20 pattern that will print out in multiple sheets that is marked so all I have to do is tape them up and go to it? I have numerous Zaffino patterns that are I can only enlarge to 11x17 at most with copier and can only frame at 14x18. There are several that I want to do and frame as a 16x20 because I think they would look better and be more eye catching.
                Do I have this right?
                Confuscious says, "The cautious seldom err".
                Confuscious didn't own a scrollsaw either.

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                • #9
                  That's correct Capt. I've used Rapid Resizer to print patterns at 16 X 20 (and larger).
                  MS Publisher will do the same thing in poster mode (print any size you want on multiple sheets).
                  Kevin
                  Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                  Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                  • #10
                    Kevin, you are my hero ( again ) !
                    I have Publisher and never realized it could do this . I just tried it and it worked perfectly ! Thanx very much for the tip
                    ...~Robert~
                    DW788 and Hawk 226

                    " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                    • #11
                      I just checked in Rapid Resizer and in edit I cannot see Tint anywhere. Maybe from a different version or am I blind.?
                      Diane
                      Dragon
                      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                      Owner of a Dewalt 788
                      PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                      • #12
                        Also I have tried a few times and it only prints page 1. How do I print the rest of the pattern?
                        Diane
                        Dragon
                        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                        Owner of a Dewalt 788
                        PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                        • #13
                          Just tried again with the program and I remember why I ditched it. It printed the wrong way.
                          I see my pattern full size and I enter the size and it prints it sideways so I only get 1/4 of a page.
                          Something is wrong if everybody else likes it. I will flush it again and look for something else.
                          Diane
                          Dragon
                          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                          Owner of a Dewalt 788
                          PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                          • #14
                            Don't know what to tell you Dragon, it works like a dream for me.
                            ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                            D. Platt

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                            • #15
                              Dragon, this may be a foolish question - did you check your printing preferences for page orientation and pages to print? Reason I mention this is printers have preference settings and sometimes I forget to reset mine after doing a special print job such as only 1 page of 3. The next time I print something else only one page prints. Then with a slap upside my head I remembered - need to change the setting.

                              Paul

                              Paul S.

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