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wcampbell23
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Hi everyone

I am looking for help with a problem that has recently appeared with printing background shapes.

I usually import a jpg file containing the baseboard outlines for a project as a background shape and print this with the track templates.  Recently the background shapes have not been printing.  I have not consciously changed any of the settings I normally use.

Can anyone suggest what I may have inadvertently changed?

Thanks.

Bill Campbell.

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Hi Bill,

Does it show on the screen?

In order to print background picture shapes, you need to select this option on the pages dialog:



But it can be problematic on some printers/systems because of the very large degree of magnification required.

If the image contains only the baseboard outlines, using a picture shape is a bit of an overkill.

You can create rectangular outlines using the background > add a quick baseboard outline > other sizes and options... menu item.

For curved or irregular outlines, you can build them up using dummy plain track templates. Click the geometry > centre-lines only (dummy) menu item.

These options will print on any printer without problems.

cheers,

Martin.

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Hi Martin

Thanks for the alternative suggestions.

I think the problem is now resolved - I re-installed Templot - and all seems to be working as it should. The background shape is now printing - at different percentage sizes and both to a real paper printer and a pdf virtual printer.

I don't know what really caused the problem - so if all else fails . . .

Regards.

Bill.
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