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sally binard <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:48:41 -0400
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Thank you for the info! Now I get it.

On Jul 13, 2004, at 12:19 PM, Jeremy Stoller wrote:

> The page tiling border represents the margin of your paper, as defined 
> by your page setup, which as you guessed is where the printer will cut 
> off your image. If you change your printer or page setup than the page 
> tiling border will change to reflect the new settings. You can also 
> move the page tile around if, for instance, you have a large image but 
> you just want to print a small section of it on your 8.5"x11" printer. 
> The Page Tool is "underneath" the Hand Tool in the tools palate. It 
> lets you drag around the page as you please. If you double click on 
> the Page Tool button then the page will return to being centered on 
> your artboard.
> When you send an image to a printer then the page tiling doesn't mean 
> much. The printer will need to set up the file for their machine 
> anyway. The artboard size (aka - document size) is more important, but 
> since the printer can move the page tile, irrespective of the 
> artboard, even this isn't absolutely critical. I would just try to 
> make sure everything you want printed is somewhere on the artboard. 
> Other than that, I wouldn't worry too much.
> Jeremy Stoller
>  Senior Graphic Artist
>  California Science Center
>  (213) 744-2532
>  [log in to unmask]
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> From:   SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- on 
> behalf of sally binard
> Reply To:       SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science 
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> Sent:   Monday, July 12, 2004 7:37 PM
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> Subject:        page tiling in Illustrator 9.0
> A few Illustrator questions:
> How do I change the page tiling setting on a document in Illustrator?
> What is the purpose of it anyway? Is it the border where the image will
>  be cut off when it is printed?
> When you send an image to a printers what is more important--the
>  document size or the page tiling border? I'm trying to figure out
>  Illustrator on my own...hence all the questions.
> Thanks,
> Sally Binard