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    need help on computer, i'm fairly new to the computer & when I veiw the plans to build, on this site the numbers is blurrer,even when I enlarge it.I still cannot read it.(observation hive).please can anyone help?

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    Do you have a printer? I would print them if you do.

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    Mark, press the download PDF file button and they will come up in full page size. From there you can print them.
    Bill

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    I've printed them & down loaded, but it is still blurry,? every thing else on my computer is real clear.It's like the outside edge is jagged? & no way to read the numbers on the measurement's.anyone else got any idea. sure would like to get it fixed. also anymore plan's on any thing that I can try to see if another web page is the same.( don't care what it is (bird house's or anything ).my computer is still under warranty, did'nt know if it's something I can do before I call them.Thank's for any help I can get

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    I think Bill hit it when he said you have to display the PDF. I'm guessing you're on the page before that.

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    I did press PDF,but it's still blurry,also Michael what do you mean the page before.(told you I was dumb).l.o.l.

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    Displaay what yoiu want to print and then go to File and then to Print Preview. From there you should be able to step forward and Backwards to find what you want to print. Hope this helps, Dale

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    From www.beesource.com you click on "Plans...Built It!". From this screen you click on what you want to build, say "10 Frame Langstroth Beehive". Now you have a screen with a thumbnail (very small picture) of the document you want to see. This is what I mean by the page before the actual document. Now you click on "Download PDF File". If you have the PDF add in (Adobe Acrobat Reader) then you will see a plan displayed on the screen. If you do not then on the "Plans" screen you can click on the yellow box that says "Get Acrobat" and download it.

    Once you have the plans displayed, you can zoom in and out by using the "+" or "-" buttons that are on each side of the percent displayed on the tool bar for the PDF (a row of icons above the document). If you click the "+" it will get larger or "-" it will get smaller. This will let you zoom in on the document to see it better on the screen. The second tool on the tool bar (for the pdf) should be a picture of a printer (right after a picture of a disk). If you click on this what is called a "print dialog box" will pop up. It will have "Print" in the upper left corner of the title bar and below that the printer name and below that the rest of the options for printing. How detailed it will look from here if you click "OK" will depend on these settings and what your printer can print for resolution, but I would expect it to be readable unless there is something wrong with your printer or the resolution of your printer is far below what is normal in the market right now.


    [This message has been edited by Michael Bush (edited May 19, 2003).]

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    thank's for all the reply's. I've tryed them & It's still blur.There is a kid next door that is a computer whiz.I'm going to get her over this afternoon & maybe show me what I'm doing wrong If anything,but I thank all of you for your trying to help me.

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    My guess is that you have some kind of ink jet printer that is not that high of a resolution combined with a paper that is too absorbent and possibly a bad ink cartridge.

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    No Michael it even look's blur on my computer screen,before I even try to print it.

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    P.S. I can go to print preview & inlarge it & it's still blur.

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    Mark,
    If you would like, I could get it printed up and snail mail it to ya... it would be no problem.

    Regards,
    Greysmoke

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    thank's very much greysmoke,& also thank's to you honeyhouse>>>>> Mark

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    Hi Mark, sorry to see that you are having so much trouble. Do you know what size monitor you have and what the screen resolution is set at? If you have a 17" monitor or larger your screen resolution should be set at 1024 X 768 or larger. Some people who have trouble seeing can set it lower. I am assuming that you are using IE with the free adobe reader for pdf files. After clicking on the download pdf file, you should see the file in the adobe reader plugin program. At the bottom of the screen you should see a number like 57%, just to the right is a down arrow. When you click on that you should see a lot of sizes, and at the bottom you will see (fit in window)if you have a check mark by (fit in window) you could get fuzzy letters. Try (actual size), or (fit to width). About printing the file. This is harder, as there are so many printers. I have a hp 840 printer, when I click the printer button, a control panel pops up. On mine I have a check mark in (fit to page), and I get a readable print.

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    well, when i started reading, it sounded like it might be a problem with your graphics card but, what browser are you using? Could be a problem with that. What about asking one of us to download it for you, possibly transfer it to a different program other than adobe and send it over email. That might work as well as snail mail and sure would be a lot faster.

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    Thank everyone for your help,I got my computer fixed so now I can read the plan's & print them. It was a combination of me being dumb mostly,well now I'll have to go & get more lumber & saw blade's, thank's again very much>>>>>>> Mark

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    Hi Mark,
    I am just a beginner and have built my own supers etc. It all began with "..You can't build anything like that....." Well I did.
    With this I have learned a lot and still am.
    One of the things I learned is that I did not like the Box Joints on some old supers and the fact that my table saw will not accept a dado blade. Well, I went to dovetail joints and like them so much more. They are all glued with exterior glue and so far are holding very well. Also there is no rust from the nails. All it takes is a good router, a dovetail jig (from Sears) and a double bladed dovetail bit. The materials I use is mostly 1x12x8' that Lowe's has here for about $7. I get a lot of materials from them by selecting my cuts and avoiding the bad parts. Hope that helps. Let us know what happens. Alex in Kentucky

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