The largest page size you can define in InDesign is 18 feet (216 inches). That's really nice-but how do you expect to print a page that big? If you are like most people, your printer is not capable of printing pages larger than legal or tabloid size.
To print a proof of a larger page, you can take advantage of two things: InDesign's ability to tile your pages when you print and the zero point area of the page rulers that lies at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers.
To print Tiles
- Choose File > Print
- Select the Setup tab
You will see the Tile checkbox options at the bottom of the dialog box. If you choose Auto tiling, InDesign will print your large document as tiles (pages) with an overlap and print as many tiles as necessary until the entire document has printed.
If you choose Manual tiling, InDesign will print only one page. The part of the document that prints depends on where the zero point is set.
- Click Cancel.
The Zero Point
You can control the zero point by dragging the zero point to the part of the page you want to print. When you print with Manual tiling, the single sheet of paper that prints will contain anything below and to the right of the zero point.
Spend a minute or two dragging the Zero Point (shown circled in the picture above) to different positions on the page to change the zero point.
Double-click the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers to return the zero point marker to its default location (top-left corner of the page).
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