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you create your document to size it will be when pasted together. Then you go to View>Show Tiling so you cane see the tiling
then you go to the print dialog and a select a paper size one that divides the document evenly vertically and horizontally it should be smaller than the actually paper you will be printing it on, oh yes make certain you have adobe pdf selected as the printer.
Then you will see the tiling in the print you may have to make a custom page size in the page set up with no borders to get the tiling to work.
then turn on trim marks in the print dialog. then print to pdf and you will have end up with a multipage pdf. It does sometimes require a little adjustment as everything has to be consider the page size must divide the page evenly and no borders are probably also require to prevent the tile from displacing.
Its seems like a lot of work for a beginner in Adobe Illustrator , but im persistent and stuburn , and im not going to quit till i get it right...
Thank you very much for the Help. let you know how it turn out.
one more thing , if i understood you right... my picture must be 24 inches by 30 inches to start with , so it can be tilied right...
Yes! Unless you want to try and cut it up and do it one piece at a
time. that way you can even give it overlap.
Your artboard should be the size of your finished poster - what-ever you want - and artwork created at 100%.
Go to print and select the paper size that you want to print on - say A4 - and select "tile full pages". You can then specify an overlap if you want it.
Alternatively select "tile imagable areas". That way you get no overlap and simply trim to the edge of the art (which will be your printer's imagable area for the selected paper size.
I don't understand why you need software to do this - doesn't the
print dialogue do it anyway?
This thread is old but I'm adding this in case someone's search points them here.
It's odd that Illustrator doesn't provide cut marks when tiling, but here are the 2 viable workarounds I'm aware of:
- Open the Illustrator file in Acrobat and print from there. Just select the "Tile Large Pages" option from the "Paper Scaling" menu in the print dialog box, then check the 'Cut Marks' box.
- Place your Illustrator EPS in InDesign and print with tiling option selected. InDesign also prints tiled pages with cut marks.