Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:12 am

Just note to print Aeronaut files.

According to Wikipedia:
- US Letter papersize 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm)
- The German and ISO standard A4 papersize: 210 × 297 mm

Aeronaut print sheets have a height of aprox. 270 mm.
so I think 9 mm insufficient height margin (4.5 mm from top and from bottm) for your printer.
But if you can tell me what the maximum height of your printouts are,
I can maybe shrink the page size a bit.

I hope it is less than an inch of height to reduce.

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby Neo-Tanuki » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:37 pm

FF5 MadMaxX wroteColonI tested the printing in my company (with a non borderless laser printer)
Everything is fine, no cut offs.

Have you tried to print it out in a PDF File and then print the PDF with your printer?
Maybe I have to adjust the layout,
but the layout is unchanged since the very first release and no one else mentioned this before.

Since I am working on the Bomber and Cargo layouts right now, it would be good to know,
if everyone has this problem with U.S. Letter printing.
So I can fix the layouts.


Thanks very much I really appreciate the help and suggestions!
I haven't tried printing as a PDF file...what will I need to do to convert an Aeronaut file to PDF, please? (For example, will I need to download anything?)
Regarding the margins: I think my sheets are cutting off about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom of the image. (The actual record sheet is complete, but the "To hit" modifiers and other reference boxes are cut off near the bottom. If you like, I can measure it when I get home and let you know tonight.

I'm pretty sure part of the problem is my current printer (an HP Deskjet D2330). It works fine but the options for page settings are very limited. If I could just remove the print margins I think it would be fine.

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Neo-Tanuki wroteColonI haven't tried printing as a PDF file...what will I need to do to convert an Aeronaut file to PDF, please? (For example, will I need to download anything?)


I use this one:
http://translate.google.de/translate?hl ... dfxp.de%2F
it works also on win 7 64-bit but I don't know if win 8 can run it.

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:20 pm

Neo-Tanuki wroteColonRegarding the margins: I think my sheets are cutting off about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom of the image. (The actual record sheet is complete, but the "To hit" modifiers and other reference boxes are cut off near the bottom. If you like, I can measure it when I get home and let you know tonight.


This would be a great help! If only the 25th turn is cutoff I may have a solution, since the original sheets have only 24 turns.
I just need to scale down the reference boxes a bit.

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby Neo-Tanuki » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:11 am

Hello again,

I checked the image and it looks like exactly 1/4 of an inch is being cut off at the bottom.
Hope this helps!

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:19 am

Neo-Tanuki wroteColonI checked the image and it looks like exactly 1/4 of an inch is being cut off at the bottom.
Hope this helps!


Great thanks for your efforts!
I hope I can adjust this till tomorrow and release it with 1.1.0 alpha 02.
Yesterday I checked all my printing classes and tunend them a bit.

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby Neo-Tanuki » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:31 pm

FF5 MadMaxX wroteColon
Neo-Tanuki wroteColonI checked the image and it looks like exactly 1/4 of an inch is being cut off at the bottom.
Hope this helps!


Great thanks for your efforts!
I hope I can adjust this till tomorrow and release it with 1.1.0 alpha 02.
Yesterday I checked all my printing classes and tunend them a bit.


Thank YOU for all your effort giving me a hand with this! It's very much appreciated! Aeronaut is really good and having the various piloting and To-Hit rolls on the record sheet will help me when I try to introduce some friends to the game. I have already sounded out a couple of pals and hope to set up some dogfighting for this weekend, heh heh...

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 am

Aeronaut 1.1.0 alpha 02 is out!

- Added "360° Turret" as SC again (id is now AC_046) it's now a heavy fighter exclusive SC, since the rules for dorsal/ventral turrets differ from the 360° turret of the "Monitor".
- Added import for CADET planes.
- Changed the print layouts to fit the US Letter format better.

If the print layouts work fine with US Letter, I can continue on the bomber/sheets. *crossing fingers*

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby Neo-Tanuki » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:42 am

FF5 MadMaxX wroteColonAeronaut 1.1.0 alpha 02 is out!

- Added "360° Turret" as SC again (id is now AC_046) it's now a heavy fighter exclusive SC, since the rules for dorsal/ventral turrets differ from the 360° turret of the "Monitor".
- Added import for CADET planes.
- Changed the print layouts to fit the US Letter format better.

If the print layouts work fine with US Letter, I can continue on the bomber/sheets. *crossing fingers*


Printing was successful! The entire page is readable now. Thanks!

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Re: Aeronaut - an Aircraft Designer for CS

Postby FF5 MadMaxX » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:22 am

Great one problem less to fix ! 8-)
Now I can continue with bomber and cargo planes.


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