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Postby Lebovitztap1 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm

1. What size paper do I print an Orchestra piece.

2. If I made a PDF of this Orchestra piece right now at the size it is on it is too small to read - how do I create a pdf at a bigger size. Please explain this in detail.

I am very confused about printing this out so the score is bigger and readable.

Thank you

P.S. Extracting parts I understand, this is for the whole score.
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Postby MikeHalloran » Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am

.pdf files are scalable. We need more information on what you are trying to do and why you can’t.

What size are you trying to print? How is it displaying? What app are you using to display and print .pdf files? What version of Windows?
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Postby N Grossingink » Wed May 16, 2018 11:42 am

I'd use 11x17 paper because it's a standard size, if you're in the US, that is. You'll probably want to consider not using the full height of 17" because many music stands aren't big enough vertically - the top of the score is unsupported and tends to curl down. Maybe an image area of 11x14 trimmed from the 11x17 will do. An instant print shop can take your PDF, scale it up, print, trim and bind the score.

If you're in Europe or the UK, A3 is the size that's comparable.

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Postby Vaughan » Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 am

And do you really mean extracting parts instead of using linked parts? I would recommend using the latter except in very rare circumstances.

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