Re: [nbos] [FM] Dungeon map printing
"Christopher Rodrigues Macias"
Sat Aug 18th, 2007
Hi Michael,



I don't believe you can do what you want out of FM7 or 8. (I hope others
will correct me if I get this wrong.) My solution to printing issues has
been to export the map to a .png file or files and then assemble the pngs in
a page layout program for printing.



You could, I believe, use MS Word instead of dedicated page layout software,
although I haven't tried it.



Sorry. Not the answer you were hoping for, I'm sure.



- Christopher





From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com]
On Behalf Of Michael Jones
Sent: Sunday, 19 August 2007 11:36 AM
To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
Subject: [nbos] [FM] Dungeon map printing



I am working on my own RPG for younger players, and am working with the free
download of FM 7 to see if it is suitable for my mapping needs.



I am keen to purchase FM 8 as it seems perfect except that I am having
trouble with printing dungeon maps as I want them. (I am printing onto A4
paper.)



I would like to be able to design a dungeon with a grid (say 5ft=1in, for
example), that wraps over several pages. I would end up with a map of (for
example) 24 x 24 grid squares.



I need to be able to print that map out as square 8x8 dungeon tiles. I know
I can print out each 8x8 section onto a page individually using the selected
area option.



Is there a way to specify the size of the selected area for a continuous
print so FM prints out (in the above example) 9 pages each with a 8x8 area
on it?



Or with a map of 25 x 33 grid squares, get it to print 9 pages of 8x11 sized
areas.



Basically I want to be able to print a map in such a way over several pages
that each page has the same size area of map on it. (I used to be able to do
this with the old online map creator at roleplayershome.net, but that's no
longer active.)



If I can't do it in FM 7, can I do it in FM 8?



Any advice or help will be welcome. If I can sort out this problem, I'll buy
FM 8 immediately!





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