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AutoCAD® 2012 FOR DUMMIES® by David Byrnes

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Continuing the Plot Dialog

In previous sections of this chapter, I cover most of the important options in the Plot dialog box. This section reveals a few more fine points that will make your plotting life easier. I don't cover every minute, obscure, useful-only-at-cocktail-party-discussions detail. (And if this sounds like your kind of cocktail party, remind me that I'm busy that night!) I do point out some occasionally useful options that will increase your vocabulary when you're communicating with the Plot dialog box.

image Use the Plot dialog box's tooltips to find out more about any part of the dialog box:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the part of the dialog box that you want to know more about.
  2. Press F1 or click the Help button at the bottom of the dialog box if the pop-up help isn't enough.
  3. For a more conceptual take on plotting, click the Learn about Plotting link to view the Quick Start to Plotting section of the online help.

The following list explains most of the remaining controls, check boxes, and lists in the Plot dialog box:

  • Printer/Plotter: As I describe in the section “Configure it out,” earlier in this chapter, you use the Name drop-down list to select the Windows system printer or non-system driver configuration that you want to use for plotting.

    Clicking the Properties button opens the Plotter Configuration Editor dialog box, with which you can change media (type ...

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