I'm home from our little jaunt and trying to fix up a few little bugs with my first month of Bountiful Bouquet.
I understand some of you have had a problem with size of printing. I'm not really sure what to suggest to fix this - I did a few trial runs with my printer set up and it worked. But I think I can see one or two issues, which I'll try and address.
When Using Thunderbird as your browser:
If you have my website in your browser, and you click on the image directly, then LEFT click, and then FILE, then PRINT, you will not get the right size to print of your design. It will show as this when you do a print preview:
Can you see all that blank white page? That is not what you want. Your picture should nearly fill that whole page. It should look like this when you do a print preview:
To fix this problem, you need to save yourself a copy of the file, and then print from that.
So to do that, you go first to your desktop.
Open a file on your desktop (right click on a blank bit of your screen, then click on NEW, then click on FOLDER.
Rename your folder Bountiful Bouquet.
Go back to my drawings. Put your mouse over the first one and right click. When given the choice to save somewhere, find your Bountiful Bouquet folder on your desktop menu and save the image into this folder.
When all four have been saved, go to your desktop and double click on this folder. Click print, follow the prompts as it tells you and if it asks you to crop and rotate to fit, do so (this isn't really a biggie though)
The crop and rotate thing doesn't matter so much, because it won't really change the measurement too much in the overall scheme of things.
The ultimate aim is to have your design, when taped together, measure 8" x 36".
I have tried the above steps using Internet Explorer and it all works the same. So save the file before you print it, and it should all be hunkydory. Hopefully.
Reading of the Numbers
I've also had some issues with the quality of the diagrams, in particular the numbers not being able to be read easily. I've put them through the copier on a darker setting, which will make that easier, but it also makes the background white look a little grubby. I haven't worked out how to fix that background 'noise' yet so hopefully you can work around it. I've put them below for you to download if you need to.
DARKER VERSIONS OF PICTURES
I find it helps with the numbers if you lay down the leaves first, then the small off shoot stems over the top of the leaves, then the long skinny stems over the top of those shorter stems. You can press at this step, because all your flowers go over the top. But please, please email me if you need a closer picture of any of my diagrams and I'll be happy to email you one directly if you want.
Finally, I've uploaded a copy of these pictures to 4shared and I really, truly hope they work! The PDF file contains all four diagrams in one go or else the JPEGs are single diagrams.
I've done my best, people :) Please let me know if it's still giving you grief.
All the best,