How can I print a PDF with defining how many pages I want to print out. The option (Page: From/To) is disabled and it prints the blank page as second page (completely useless, my customer may think I was drunk if I give it to them like that!).

Why does it say page (1/1), there are 4 pages, not only one!!!

I couldn't solve it with scalfactor and page limit, no way. Anyway, I was struggling a long time with the scalefactor and the grid resolution, I dont wanna change that now again.

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(Sry for the German language, I could not change it to English, just another issue...)

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    \$\begingroup\$ I tend to organize schematics using appropriate frames in each sheet and never had much issues. Is your schematic entirely in a single eagle sheet? Perhaps breaking it in multiple sheets would solve this, whilst remaining good practice. \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2018 at 20:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for the advice, I'm gonna try. Yes it's only one sheet. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hydra
    May 8, 2018 at 21:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, it worked fine with that. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hydra
    May 14, 2018 at 22:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ For completeness sake, I'll write this up as an answer. \$\endgroup\$ May 14, 2018 at 22:56

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The eagle print dialog interprets each schematic sheet as a "page". If you have a single schematic sheet that need to be broken down to fit dimension constraints (e.g. fit a A4 page size), the print dialog will attempt to break it up, but the end result may not be what the user wishes for.

To guarantee an exact print behavior, one should place the schematic to be printed in each page in a different eagle schematic sheet. Using a "frame" component with appropriate page dimensions can help guide the user on what can be fitted within the printed page. There are a few ready-to-use schematic frames in the frames.lbr eagle library.

  1. Split schematic to multiple sheets
  2. Set Scaling (skalierungsfaktur) to 10x (To expand sheet to paper size)
  3. Set Scaling limit (Blatt-Limit) to 1 ( To avoid scaling to multiple pages per sheet)
  4. Set sheets to All (Alle)
  5. Set Area (Bereich) to All (Alles)

In addition to the suggestion to split the schematic into multiple sheets (good idea) Eagle has competing print options that may be confusing

  1. Scaling of individual sheets (Skalierungsfaktur)
  2. Scaling limit (per sheet) - Blatt-Limit
  3. Which Sheets are Printed (Seiten)
  4. What portion of the sheet is printed (Bereich) - either full sheet or only what your display is showing

Scaling is used to blow up schematic to the print area, sometimes the sheet or frame is smaller or wrong size and you would like to blow it up, or you are printing only a small window into the schematic.

However, Eagle allows you to scale it much larger and print each individual sheet on multiple pages of paper (what you are doing right now in this question)

To limit each sheet to one page, set Blatt-limit to 1, this will force each sheet to print on only 1 page regardless of Scaling.

Then, to organize the schematic use frames and seperate sheets to organize what schematic elements you would like to keep on the same page/sheet.


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