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How to split an image across multiple pages for printing

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Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

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I have a long image that I'd like to split in order to print on several pages as it's too long for a single page. So for example, I'd like the top third of the image on page 1, the middle third on page 2 and the bottom third on page 3. Is there a straightforward way of doing this? 

 

My starting point was a simple paste to put the image an a single page but I cannot see how progress from there. (image attached).

2023-11-08_20-06-51.jpg 

I have looked at creating a spread but cannot see how to get the image to spread beyond the first page. I am fairly novice at InDesign so I'm not really familiar enough to look for the right things to search for.

 

I'm using InDesign 2024 on Windows 10 64-bit

 

Can anyone help?

 

Thanks

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Community Expert , Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

Hi @stephene9093387 , Look at the Print dialog’s Tile feature in the Setup tab.

 

I can tile this 10"x24" page onto 4, 11"x8.5" sheets with a designated overlap:

 

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You need to ask program questions in the forum for the program you are using
To ask in the forum for your program please start at https://community.adobe.com/
Moving from Using the Community (which is about the forums) to the correct forum

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Thanks for the heads-up John. Apologies for my unfamiliarity with the forum. Noted for the future.

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If it's one of - you could make a frame the size of your page, place your image inside, duplicate this page - then on each page use Direct Selection arrow and select image - INSIDE the frame - and in Y value of the position - add or subtract - height of the page / frame. 

 

(I'm sorry but I'm on my phone so can't give you step-by-step screenshots) 

 

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Hi @stephene9093387 , Look at the Print dialog’s Tile feature in the Setup tab.

 

I can tile this 10"x24" page onto 4, 11"x8.5" sheets with a designated overlap:

 

Screen Shot 24.png

 

Screen Shot 23.png

 

 

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Thanks Rob; this is exactly what I was looking for. I like your simple solution. What I was missing was I need to create a document the same size as the image rather than the same size as my paper, then tile it as you explain.

 

I still see one thing I don't understand. I create a long document and paste the image into a frame within the margins.

stephene9093387_0-1699614985146.png

 

When I go to the Print dialog and tile it, I get the document width spreading onto a second page:

stephene9093387_1-1699615021615.png

If I reduce the scale, the document prints correctly:

stephene9093387_2-1699615078861.png

Why is this happening? The document width is the same as the paper (210mm), with the frame and image sitting inside this. I have tried adjusting the original document width but it makes no difference.

 

What am I missing? I'd just like to understand what is happening.

 

Many thanks again for your very clear help.

 

Stephen

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Does your HP print edge to edge borderless? Probably not. Try making the document width to the printer's printable area.

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Thanks again Rob, that's exactly it. I hadn't reduced the document width enough.

 

Thanks again for your help.

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But you shouldn't be doing it from InDesign. 

 

Do it from Photoshop. 

 

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