Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Enlarging a portion of a charted design

It's really pretty simple. If your chart is in pdf format, open it, and choose "edit." Under edit, choose "Take a Snapshot" The cursor should change to a "+." Left click it in the upper left corner of the area you wish to enlarge. Drag across that area and release the mouse. The area you wish to enlarge should be highlighted in blue. You may get a message window that says, "The selected area has been copied." Click on ,"OK."

Now, choose, "Print," either the icon or the command under "File."
A new "Printer" window should appear with the highlighted area in the preview box on the right, enlarged to fit an 8,1/2" by 11"
sheet of paper. If the preview is satisfactory, make sure your printer is ready and choose, "OK." Your enlarged portion of the chart should come shooting out of your printer shortly!

If your chart is not in pdf format you can change it online for free. Here's one source, but searching "pdf converter," should produce several. You might have to download the converter from Adobe, but that's free and easy and usually safe.

The chart pictured here is, "Cute Lamb" from the Cross-stitchers Club.

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Blogger SoCal Debbie said...

Thanks for the tip, Karla! I found your blog through Connie at Craft Gossip!

January 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Karla Hartzog said...

You're welcome,Debbie! I hope it's useful!

January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM  

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