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I find frustrating the way Numbers prints large tables they're often split both horizontally and vertically across multiple pages.

One way to print a large table on a single page is to copy the table and open it in Preview. In Numbers, click the dragging square at the top left of the table. (You need to scroll to the top of the table to see it.) Press Command-C, open Preview and press Command-N. Print away.

[kirkmc adds: Interesting: if you paste a table into Preview, it's displayed with no borders or extra space, as if it were a PDF. (There's a hint explaining this.) However, when you print, make sure to select Scale to Fit, then Fill Entire Paper. I tried pasting a long table - about 300 lines - and Preview, using the default print settings, would have printed the entire table on one page.]
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Print large Numbers tables on one page
Authored by: redfood on Feb 21, '13 07:57:30AM

Why not use "Content Scale" slider in Numbers to make everything fit on a page the way you would like.

Under view select "Show Print View" or click on the little page icon at the bottom left of the table view.
Choose your page orientation (the the two icons next to the print view icon".
Slide the "Content Scale" slider to the left (the slider to the right of the orientation icons).

Boom. You are done.

Edited on Feb 21, '13 07:58:06AM by redfood



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Print large Numbers tables on one page
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Feb 21, '13 10:47:40AM

Looks like neither the submitter nor the editor were aware of this. In any case, interesting that Preview handles pasted tables just like that.

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Print large Numbers tables on one page
Authored by: beepotato on Feb 21, '13 12:53:23PM

Actually, it has less to do with how Preview handles it than it has to do with what Numbers puts on the clipboard when a table is copied (apparently, a PDF representation of the table in addition to the table data).



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Print large Numbers tables on one page
Authored by: philostein on Feb 21, '13 12:56:14PM
Thanks redfood! As unforeseen:X11 surmised, I did not know that. :)

Sometimes I need to print just part of a table for records, and for completing where a computer is impractical. One still-useful feature of the Preview way is the ability to select part of the pasted table, hit ⌘C then ⌘N, and print the selection at a better resolution than if I just screen-grabbed it from Numbers.

But if there's a Numbers way, I'd be mighty glad. :D

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Print large Numbers tables on one page
Authored by: tobyvoss on Feb 24, '13 09:50:17AM

The original hint also works with tables copied from OpenOffice.org on Mac OS X 10.6.8



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