A flexible print dialog offers single page and “poster-tiled” printing. Choose File > Print to open the print dialog. Click Show Details to reveal the print options, including “Fit to Single Page,” “Graph Paper,” and “Crop Marks.” Your drawing canvas can be larger than your actual printer paper size – if it is larger you can either “poster-tile” print your drawing over multiple sheets (default), or “Fit to Single Page” when printing. To make sure your printer is set with the proper paper size and page orientation, choose File > Page Setup… before printing.
Posters! To Tile a Poster Over Multiple Printed Pages
Printed drawings come in all shapes and sizes, but you are limited by the size of paper in your printer. Drawings can be larger or smaller than the physical paper size that you have in your printer. If the drawing is larger, your drawing is automatically tiled over multiple printed sheets enabling you to print large posters, or ‘shrink to fit’ on a single page. If you’re feeling crafty, tiled sheets can be pieced together manually after printing. Choose "Crop Marks" from the Artboard print options to show the seams between printed sheets.
For best results, consider your purpose and what size you want during drawing setup. For easy setup, use an appropriately sized blank page template by choosing File > New From Template. Blank templates are formatted for common paper sizes. If you need a different sized layout, change settings by choosing File > Drawing Setup in the main menu.
To Change Printer Page Size and Orientation Settings
Choose File > Page Setup… from the main menu to define your printer paper size and page orientation.
To Shrink to Fit to a Single Page for Printing
When tiling large artwork isn’t desired, you can change settings so a drawing will shrink to fit on a single page. Printing options include a simple checkbox for scaling the entire drawing to a single page by choosing File > Print > from the main menu, then checking Fit to a single page in the application print options.
When fitting to a single page, all objects including text will be shrunk to fit.
Alternatively, your drawing can be printed to PDF format. PDF format is the only export option that exports vector graphics that are fully scalable. Common PDF viewers provide various shrink to fit page printing options.