Recommendations for Effective Pattern Scaling - MapInfo_Pro - 2023

MapInfo Pro Printing Guide

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MapInfo Pro Printing Guide
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When you are printing, find out what type of printer driver you are using. Many PCL6 and some HPGL drivers handle fill pattern scaling and give you control over this feature. Turning off their scaling may be the difference between what you see in print and what you see on your monitor. We recommend that you try turning off your driver's scaling options and try ours first, because we have enhanced our method to better meet your Map and Layout window requirements. To turn our pattern scaling options on, select the Scale Patterns check box in the Output Preferences dialog box. Then try turning off our scaling and turn theirs back on to see which you like better. Tests show that our scaling produces color output that more closely matches your screen's display.

If you are printing to postscript drivers using LanguageLevel 2 or 3, we find that some of the Microsoft drivers do not support pattern scaling. As a result, our scaling method may not help you. Microsoft recommended that you reset the language level of the postscript driver to LanguageLevel 1 to remove this restriction.