Print Page Size

I am trying to print my schematic out onto A3 paper but I do not have it available in the paper size list. I have all my sheets set to A3 layout but it still does not appear.
I get the A3 paper size available in all my other software so seems it is a KiCad issue.
Anybody have any idea on how to solve this?
Thanks
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Exact KiCad version and OS/platform, please.

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This is the page settings dialog in KiCad V5.1.9:

and in KiCad-nightly V5.99 it looks pretty much the same.

I would find it weird if KiCad has ever had Envelope or postcard sizes, and logic suggest that list is from some other program, probably a printer driver.

You write:

So just checking:
You have set: Eeschema / File / Page Settings / Size: to A3?

And after that, exactly where does it go wrong?

Have you tried “User-Defined Size” from your list?
A3 is 297 * 420 mm and if you set it once, your printer driver may remember it.


As a sidenote / workaround:
You can use: Eeschema / File / Plot (instead of print) and then output to a file in one of the other supported formats, and then any software that can read your output file and commit it to paper that way.

Hi @paulvdh ,

That is the page settings for the schematic work sheet, not the printer page settings.

Hi @636Steve,
Did you go into “print” - “page settings” to print your A3?

Yes, and having some confirmation that works would be nice.

The list on the pint page settings comes from the printer driver, and not from KiCad.

At least that is how I think it works on my Linux box.
I do have a printer, but print about 10 sheets of paper each year and forget the details in between.

Too much room for confusion here.
I mentioned this because @636Steve will never get an A3 print from Eeschema / File / Page Settings / Size: to A3

He needs to go into print - page settings - A3.

There is one too many “page settings” in this thread :slightly_smiling_face:

So now we’re both here speculating about ambiguities about partial information disclosed by OP.

Yet another opportunity to drop a link to:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

I’ll confirm that.
I also run Mint and just compared my two printers… an old Brother and a current model Epson…Different lists for page settings displayed.

Yep!
And, like so many others here, been down this path before :grimacing: :slightly_smiling_face: :grinning: :roll_eyes: :grin: :upside_down_face: :frowning_face:

EDIT: but I still think it is furthering my education.

For further education:
Read the essay from Erik Steven Raymond about asking questions the smart way.
It works both ways. You can also ask for the information you need from OP (Such as which dialogs he’s actually using).

There is a similar story on:
https://www.pjrc.com/how-to-get-tech-help-from-strangers-on-the-internet/

I read that… the whole essay…before I showed my avatar in here.

The link I found in a thread in this forum.
It was an enjoyable and very enlightening read.

Hi sorry got tied up with a customer.

I get this from clicking on the ‘print schematic’ icon on the top toolbar. Then in the print dialogue box that comes up I click page setup. This is the screen I posted in the original post.

I managed to get round it by clicking on the print button and then setting the page size in the printer dialogue box, so now makes me wonder what the page settings button in the previous menu is for.

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