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Printing a TIF file

  1. #1


    Benzmum Guest

    Printing a TIF file

    I've tried everything conceivable to get a decent print-out of a 4-page tif
    file I have, to no avail. I have Vista Home Premium. When I try to print from
    Windows Photo Gallery, it turns my tif into landscape orientation and then
    prints only the middle part and the output is distorted.

    I am so frustrated with Vista. I'm sending 3/4 of my time solving problems
    and getting very little work done. Can someone please tell me how to print a
    decent copy of a 4-page tif file in Vista?

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  3. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    You might try IrfanView... http://www.irfanview.net/
    It will let you view, edit & print all kinds of files.

    I just scanned 4 pages into a tiff, using Vuescan...
    Opened IrfanView, File -Print
    select printer, portrait, size, print all pages, etc.
    print

    It printed just fine.

    Although, I tried printing this same file with Windows Photo Gallery & W.
    Live Photo Gallery, and they both printed it ok.

    Did you create this multi-page tiff? Perhaps it's corrupt, or was scanned
    using a different page size, etc.


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    "Benzmum" <Benzmum@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > I've tried everything conceivable to get a decent print-out of a 4-page
    > tif
    > file I have, to no avail. I have Vista Home Premium. When I try to print
    > from
    > Windows Photo Gallery, it turns my tif into landscape orientation and then
    > prints only the middle part and the output is distorted.
    >
    > I am so frustrated with Vista. I'm sending 3/4 of my time solving problems
    > and getting very little work done. Can someone please tell me how to print
    > a
    > decent copy of a 4-page tif file in Vista?

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    Benzmum Guest

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    I received the file as a fax on my old desktop computer, then moved it over
    to my laptop running Vista (which doesn't have the fax feature). It prints
    fine from my old XP machine, but not using any of the software on Vista. Nor
    does it look as good on Vista - the screen view quality's degraded.

    Is IrfanView a highly-respected piece of software, Dave? I'm a bit skittish
    about freeware unless it's been widely recommended.

    "Dave" wrote:

    > You might try IrfanView... http://www.irfanview.net/
    > It will let you view, edit & print all kinds of files.
    >
    > I just scanned 4 pages into a tiff, using Vuescan...
    > Opened IrfanView, File -Print
    > select printer, portrait, size, print all pages, etc.
    > print
    >
    > It printed just fine.
    >
    > Although, I tried printing this same file with Windows Photo Gallery & W.
    > Live Photo Gallery, and they both printed it ok.
    >
    > Did you create this multi-page tiff? Perhaps it's corrupt, or was scanned
    > using a different page size, etc.
    >
    >
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    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    > "Benzmum" <Benzmum@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:31A247E1-1B77-47B9-AA49-3094E12F1218@xxxxxx

    > > I've tried everything conceivable to get a decent print-out of a 4-page
    > > tif
    > > file I have, to no avail. I have Vista Home Premium. When I try to print
    > > from
    > > Windows Photo Gallery, it turns my tif into landscape orientation and then
    > > prints only the middle part and the output is distorted.
    > >
    > > I am so frustrated with Vista. I'm sending 3/4 of my time solving problems
    > > and getting very little work done. Can someone please tell me how to print
    > > a
    > > decent copy of a 4-page tif file in Vista?
    >
    >

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    Dave Guest

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    IrfanView is a highly recommended program. I've been using it for years.
    Also get the plugins.


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    "Benzmum" <Benzmum@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > I received the file as a fax on my old desktop computer, then moved it
    > over
    > to my laptop running Vista (which doesn't have the fax feature). It prints
    > fine from my old XP machine, but not using any of the software on Vista.
    > Nor
    > does it look as good on Vista - the screen view quality's degraded.
    >
    > Is IrfanView a highly-respected piece of software, Dave? I'm a bit
    > skittish
    > about freeware unless it's been widely recommended.
    >
    > "Dave" wrote:
    >

    >> You might try IrfanView... http://www.irfanview.net/
    >> It will let you view, edit & print all kinds of files.
    >>
    >> I just scanned 4 pages into a tiff, using Vuescan...
    >> Opened IrfanView, File -Print
    >> select printer, portrait, size, print all pages, etc.
    >> print
    >>
    >> It printed just fine.
    >>
    >> Although, I tried printing this same file with Windows Photo Gallery & W.
    >> Live Photo Gallery, and they both printed it ok.
    >>
    >> Did you create this multi-page tiff? Perhaps it's corrupt, or was
    >> scanned
    >> using a different page size, etc.
    >>
    >>
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    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >>
    >> "Benzmum" <Benzmum@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:31A247E1-1B77-47B9-AA49-3094E12F1218@xxxxxx

    >> > I've tried everything conceivable to get a decent print-out of a 4-page
    >> > tif
    >> > file I have, to no avail. I have Vista Home Premium. When I try to
    >> > print
    >> > from
    >> > Windows Photo Gallery, it turns my tif into landscape orientation and
    >> > then
    >> > prints only the middle part and the output is distorted.
    >> >
    >> > I am so frustrated with Vista. I'm sending 3/4 of my time solving
    >> > problems
    >> > and getting very little work done. Can someone please tell me how to
    >> > print
    >> > a
    >> > decent copy of a 4-page tif file in Vista?
    >>
    >>

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  6. #5



    Newbie
    Join Date : May 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 11:21 PM


     

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    finally found a fix to this problem. You may want to print these instruction and please pass on to anyone you know who may be having this problem.

    I went to www.bravareader.com/downloadreader.htm and downloaded the free reader on the left side of the screen

    Then to associate the tif file with the reader I did the following:

    Click on Start in lower LH corner
    Left click on Default programs
    Left click on Associate file type or protocol with a program
    Wait a few seconds while it loads
    Scroll down to .tif and click on it
    Left click on Change Program at top right
    Click on Browse
    Scroll down to IGC folder and left double click the folder
    Left double click on Brava Reader folder
    Single left click on Brava Reader at the bottom
    Click Open at lower right hand corner
    Click OK and wait while the program finishes
    You should now see Brava Reader next to the tif file in the list
    Click on close and you are done!

    Now we can get back to work....opening and printing our faxes and other tif files.

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  7. #6



    Newbie
    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 1
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 10:21 PM


     

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    Thanks Dave! Installed InFranView and it works like a charm! Ciao

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  8. #7



    Microsoftie
    Join Date : Feb 2009
    Issaquah
    Posts : 3
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 07:21 PM
    usa us washington

     

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    Fixed in Vista Service Pack 2, which will be available in a few months.

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  9. #8



    Newbie
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Posts : 2
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 10:21 PM


     

    Re: Printing a TIF file

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzmum View Post
    I've tried everything conceivable to get a decent print-out of a 4-page tif
    file I have, to no avail. I have Vista Home Premium. When I try to print from
    Windows Photo Gallery, it turns my tif into landscape orientation and then
    prints only the middle part and the output is distorted.

    I am so frustrated with Vista. I'm sending 3/4 of my time solving problems
    and getting very little work done. Can someone please tell me how to print a
    decent copy of a 4-page tif file in Vista?
    I agree with you. I work from home and my 8 hour work days have turned into 12 hour work days for the past 2 weeks since I got this new computer with Vista Home Premium on it. Nothing is easy with this software and it seems you have to go roundabout ways to do anything. I have not heard or seen one good thing about this product.

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