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Page Setup

Here you can setup the general layout of the page just like you would do in Word for example. The Page Globals Setup has 2 tabs. These are Page and Page Number. The dialog (filled with default values) looks like the image on the right.

Page tab

Size

If you work in inches the values for standard European page size A4 are 8.2677 for the width and 11.6929 for the height. This is a called a portrait layout. To change to landscape you should obviously switch these values. Margins are fine at 0.0500 but you can of course change that as you see fit. Page size A4 in centimeters is 21 x 29.7.

Other page sizes
The page size can be set to any value you like, but if you plan to print your instructions it is best to use a standard size.
  1. A4 = 21 x 29.7 centimeters
  2. Letter = 21.59 x 27.94 centimeters
  3. Legal = 21.59 x 35.56 centimeters
  4. Executive = 18.41 x 26.67 centimeters

Background

For the Background you can use 4 options:
- None
- Picture
- Solid Color
- Submodel Level Color (default)

Using the default Submodel Level Color, which is probably the best option, will result in a white background and four levels of different colors for non-called out Submodels. Using Submodels and Callouts will be described later. Using None results in all black pages so this is not recommended. Alternatively you can use a Picture or Solid Color as background. The Change and Browse buttons will be active if you use either of these options and the Fill options is only active when you choose to use a Picture as background.

Border

Finally you can setup a border for the page. We'll leave that as it is and for you to experiment with.

Page Number tab

On the Page Number tab you can obviously do something with the page number. The dialog is shown on the right.
 
You can uncheck the checkbox to not display a page number.

Look

It is recommended to use a small size for the page number like size 12 or so.
Placement
  • Alternate Corners (like books): the page number will be left or right on every other page.
  • Page Number Always in Same Place: the page number will be displayed in the lower right corner of every page.

Click OK when done setting things up. LPub will redraw the page with your new settings applied.

Changing any options in this setup will result in adding LPub commands to the LDraw file. These will again be show in red capital letters and in this case be added near the first few lines of the file that contains your top level model.
Page Globals Setup - Page

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Page Globals Setup - Page Number

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