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A Problem Related to WinCC

11/09/2018 3:50 PM

Hi everyone here,
I'm facing a minor problem related to the WinCC Scada system which controls some desalination unit,.. The operators intended to print out some online screens (on A4 paper) shown on the dual monitor, but the printed paper has come out very small and located at the upper side of the page (to be more exact, it's shown as one fifth of the A4 paper),.. I've checked the printer properties, I've made sure that the standard size of the page is "A4", and then printed two separate pages of "word" and "excel" documents respectively,.. and they both are Ok,.. This way I've ensured that the problem doesn't lie in the printer itself,, but rather in the WinCC,.... so any suggestions/ideas over this issue??

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Re: A Problem Related to WinCC

11/09/2018 4:14 PM
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Re: A Problem Related to WinCC

11/09/2018 6:35 PM

I had a similar trouble and used this workaround. A little clumsy, but not terrible.

Open MSWord and open a blank document. Set to landscape, and I set the margins to 1/2” all around. Return to your display and take a screenshot. Switch to Word and paste there. Menu Edit Picture, and select ‘Crop’ function. The image should be both monitors, edit the picture width - this will trim the right side of the image, so remove the entire right side monitor. Resize the pic by dragging the bottom RH corner until it fills the page. Print that rascal, halfway done.

Return to your display and switch the screens - left monitor, drag to the right, original right monitor now dragged to left monitor. Now screenshot, go to Word, delete the first image (confirm it printed), paste, and repeat the first steps.

I tried 180 degree rotation, that didn’t work, tried to mirror, nope. There is likely a better way, but if you need to have a hard copy right now, this should work.

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11/10/2018 4:35 AM

If you have LH and RH screen in the copy/paste, the paste twice.

Crop first for LH screen and second for LH screen.

To the OP, There is probably an output options screen that is set to A1 or similar.

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11/15/2018 2:06 AM

You could use Windows' Snipping Tool, save the image, and open with a graphic bitmap editing program like Corel PhotoPaint or GIMP. Using the Print function, choose the "Layout" tab, select "Fit to Page", and print.

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