• Over the years, I have received many, many e-mails asking me about just how one can get the best possible print-out of the transcriptions or the lead sheets. I have, in general, responded to everyone who has ever written me about this, but, it now seems like the perfect time to have a page at the site to which one can always refer, and then, hopefully, get the best possible results. Now, it must be stated that I am a Mac person and my browsers are either Safari, Firefox, or Mozilla. So, my set of instructions will fundamentally be related to set of conditions. I will try my best to incorporate some degree of Windows and PC language here to help those of you who use those systems.
        Firstly, it's important to understand that all the music, that appears at the site, was originally written out, in pencil, on a standard 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" piece of manuscript paper. Once that has been done to my satisfaction, I take it to my neighborhood photocopy shop and reduce it at 87% so that it will fit on a standard 8-1/2" X 11" piece of paper. The final step in the process is when I scan that reduced copy into my computer at 300dpi. Then it is brought down to 72dpi for the Web. As you can see, each step along the way, the image becomes a bit smaller. So, keeping all this in mind, we are now ready to move forward.

  • So now, here is a step-by-step guide to getting the best possible print-out of the transcriptions and lead sheets which are offered at KORNER 1 and KORNER 2.

    [1]   All of the images of the music pages that are posted at the site are gif files. So, it is important to know that you do not want to print-out the entire webpage. To do that would be your first step down the road of trouble! The first thing that you need to do is to isolate the gif image.

    [2]   There are a variety of ways to do this. Perhaps the easiest method would be to place your cursor(mouse) over the image, and press the control key, and then click on your mouse. A menu should come-up, and you would want to choose the option that will give you the image of that music page only, and, in a new window. On a Mac you would choose Open Image in a New Window.

    [3]   Just to make certain that you've done the previous step correctly, here is an EXAMPLE of what your page, in a new window, should look like. Are you on the right track? Let's hope so!!!

    [4]   But, we are still not ready to print out the music just yet. Next, up in the Main Menu Bar, at the top of your screen, you would go under the File menu, and choose Page Set-up. A new window will open, and the important entry or adjustment you must make is this. There should an option, which says Scale and, within the box for an entry, you would normally see 100%. What you would want to do is to adjust the percentage to be between 110%-115%. Somewhere within that range, you should find that you will then have an excellent print-out, considering that you will have the image on an 8-1/2" X 11" piece of paper. Yes, there might be a little trial and error involved. But, once you get it close to what you would like, make a note for yourself of your settings.

    [5]   For whatever it might be worth, I would hardly say that I have the "Rolls Royce" of printers. But, I will say, and without hesitation that, my Canon® MG 7520 gives me excellent print-outs of virtually anything that I've ever asked it to do. So if, for whatever reason, you are still having problems, perhaps it is time to seriously think about upgrading your printer!

    [6]   Once you have printed-out a successful copy, you would go to the next page of that particular tune, and follow the same steps!


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