Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic Using MSWord to size picture of motors (Read 644 times)
5 Star Member

So I'm just a kid at heart.

Posts: 2068
Location: Youbou, BC, Vancouver Island
Joined: Oct 15th, 2014
Re: Using MSWord to size picture of motors
Reply #1 - Jun 1st, 2021 at 7:32pm
Print Post  
Although MS Word or any other Word Processor will give you a close approximation of the size of your printout, you can't beat a PDF for precision. Save your MSWord file as a PDF. Then open the PDF with Adobe. Use the measuring tool to find out what size your part will be on the printout at 100%. Figure how big you want your part to actually be. Calculate the shrinkage/expansion ratio. for instance. Your file measures at X cm, but you want it to be Y cm.  Your ratio as a percentage is Y times 100 divided by X. Set "Custom Scale" in the Print Dialog to that percentage and print the exact size you wanted.
Back to top
IP Logged

Stick & Tissue

Posts: 13005
Location: Kelso, WA 98626 USA
Joined: Jan 9th, 2010
Using MSWord to size picture of motors
Jun 1st, 2021 at 6:20pm
Print Post  
Touloouse was having some trouble sizing a picture of a round motor to fit his F4f.  I gave him this simple tutoral and thought someone else might be able to use it!  Thanks Toulouse!
If you have MSWord it's very easy to size a picture.  Open  MSWord and insert the picture you have saved to your computer.

oops maybe I should start at saving a picture to your computer!

To save a picture to your computer all you need to do is right click (the right button on your mouse/laptop pad) on the picture.  A box will come up and left click on "save image as"  this will allow you to save the picture in your pictures file.

Once you have saved the picture you can then go to your pictures file and find that picture that you can insert into the MSWord program.
Once the picture is inserted into the MSWord page you can use your cursor to grab a corner of the picture (left click and hold) on the corner and move the cursor towards the center of the picture this will shrink or make the picture smaller.  A little of practice at this and your can get the hang of enlarging and shrinking pictures as needed.   If your page markings shows rulers at the top and side you can get an idea of the size the picture will be.  Hope this has been helpful.

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
Back to top
IP Logged
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint