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The "Printer Setup" menu is in the File menu. A standard printer setup menu is shown. In Portrait mode, the chart will make the "top" be the short edge; in Landscape mode, it will be on the longer edge. By default, there are half-inch margins on all sides. The Margins menu (found under "Settings") lets you reset these values. For example, in making the cover for this manual, the back cover was printed with the right-hand margin set to 5.8 inches. The front cover was printed with the left-hand margin set to 5.8 inches and the top margin set to 3 inches (to make room for the title). All other margins were left at default values. The Margins menu also provides check-boxes to determine which sides get RA/dec labels. You may decide, for example, that the top and left sides should get RA/dec labels, or all four sides, or all except the left side (each possibility is used by at least one "standard" printed star atlas). Keep in mind that this is only used if "side labels" are turned on in the first place (see page 26). One subtlety in how printing is done shows up in the Backgrounds dialog (see page 28). When in "normal mode", all printing is in black and white, even on color printers. Only in "chart mode" (where the chart on-screen has a white background) are charts printed in color. If stars come out at sizes other than those you would want, you should check the "Min Size", "Max Size", and "Mag Range" options in the Star Display dialog (see page 17.) It often happens that the sizes that look wonderful on-screen are less appealing on the printed page; and preferences as to star size vary widely. 13: Postscript charts The "Extras menu" of Guide contains a "Make PostScript File" option. PostScript charts can be imported directly into some desktop publishing packages, or converted to .PDF. People with PostScript printers can simply copy the files to their printers to get high-quality output. To make such a chart, you should first follow the "normal" steps required for printing (setting margins, making sure the right part of the sky is on the chart and that the objects you want are turned on, and so forth). But then, instead of clicking on "Print", use the "Make PostScript File" option in the Extras menu. (Alternatively, you can hit the Alt-P hotkey.) In DOS, you'll be prompted to enter a filename; in Windows, a dialog box will be shown, from which you can select a filename (or enter a new one). Enter or select a filename, and Guide will write a PostScript file to it.
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