Thanks to all for pondering my predicament while I was at the beach yesterday. I thought if I got away from the problem I might get a “spark of inspiration”…ah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I probably would not print a board every time, but I have on occasion printed out separate layers on transparencies to do an overlay and check component and via alignment and connectivity. I know it’s probably an old fashion notion and perhaps not even practical with complex boards, but it can provide warm and fuzzy confirmation sometimes.
I have to try the suggestion from qu1ck to check demo projects. I was just working through some small random designs to get the hang of the symbol and component library management when I decided to check out the printing function. A known quantity might provide some insight.
Additionally, I just followed the suggestion from SeembazuruCDE to check the sheet setting. I do in fact have the sheet/page set to USLetter 8.5 x 11 in, landscape. I zoomed out on the PCB but I don’t see any sheet boundary rectangle lines. Wow, hope that’s not another problem to chase.
BTW, here’s my KiCad version info:
Version: (5.0.0), release build
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011
Not sure why it shows my “platform” as Windows 8; it’s Windows Pro 10, Version 10.0.17134, 64-bit.
I’ll get back with the check on demo project boards ASAP. Keep the ideas coming in the meantime.