This page is a work in progress. Somethings may change after I am done building the designer.
Saving Your Bead Sheet to PDF
For some reason, printing to PDF or saving to PDF does not seem to be working in any browser. It ends up being blank. But there is another way to save it for future use. You need a scanner.
In Early April 2023, I moved the site to a new server so you will find things are working differently now. Below are the new features you will find in this new paper bead sheet generator.
- New Look and feel. Designed to look and work good no matter what device you are on.
- Simpler interface, more intuitive, more like an app.
- Page automatically updates with each change you make to your design.
- Shows small scaled down version of actual size so you can actually see the sheet in whole.
- You can choose to print on any size of paper.
- You can print your bead sheet directly to paper or Saving to a PDF File for future use. Saving or printing directly to PDF is not possible with this app. You will need to print to paper first then scan into your computer.
- You can choose from 15 sizes of image.
- You can choose from 17 layouts.
- You can choose color of backgrounds, any color!
- Layouts are pre set with how many images and colors you can choose.
- Focus is on the sheet and not the finished beads.
- Cutting lines are not needed.
When your digital paper prints to this window, you will a scaled down version of your design. When you do click on that "Print Bead Sheet" button, your printer's dialog box will pop up and should give you a preview of what your, full size, page will look like when printed. Of course you don't have to print out the page then but you can use it to make sure your page will print the way you want it to. You can refer to the Printer Settings below to adjust your settings that you need to, to get the printed results you want.
The resulting page will show up here, in this frame! You do not need to watch the old video to understand how to use this particular designer. I have changed the design of this page so much that the video is no longer relevant.
- There is no need for large images in this program. Make sure to get your images ready before uploading.
- You can upload images up to 50kb in size. That is about 200 x 200 in pixels, give or take a few pixels. That would be an image that is no more then 2" x 2" set at 96px per inch or ppi. When printing bead sheets or graph paper, there is no need for a high resolution photo in this program. It is just a waste of ink and the ink could run if too much is used.
- The pixel resolution should be no more than 94ppi.
- The images you upload will be added to the images folder along with all of the other images. Give your file name a unique name and perhaps a weird series of 5 or more gibberish lowercase letters, at the end, to keep the name unique so it won't be rejected for having a duplicate name. Here is an example of a file name for this program. "Animals-horse-brown-cute.jpg" I plan to put in some sort of search or Choose Category feature, in the app, later, so having a file name with the above word format would make it possible for the search thing or category thing find your file. I may make it possible for you to choose what category you want your image to be in so that the program can amend your file name with that category for you.
- By using the File Upload Feature you are bound to this copyright notice.
- The image has to be either an original work made by yourself, or it must be in the public domain.
- You agree to let the app amend the term "UserAdded" to the beginning of the filename.
- You agree to let anyone use the image, you upload to the app, for commercial or personal use and not to expect to get compensated for the image in any way.
- You have the right to request the image be taken down.
- You may upload as many images as you like.
- Keep images small, no more than 50kb or about 200x200 pixels
- You agree not to hold Julie A Bolduc, owner of Just Plain Fun accountable or liable for any loss of your images in the event of a web site crash, move or any other unforseeable unfortunate event. You can always upload your image again.
- Set your printer to print portrait or landscape.
- Set your 4 margins to none or zero depending on what your printer offers you for margin settings.
- If you don't want borders, set your printer to print borderless, as if you are printing photos, and choose photo papers or cardstock. Fake out your printer if you have to, to make this work. I always tell my HP printer that I am printing on HP Photo papers even though I am using copy paper. Otherwise, it won't let me print my digital paper.
- Make sure you tell your printer to print background graphics and colors. This is how this page designer works.
NOTE: If you are not getting the image results you are expecting and your image seems to be full size no matter what, it may be that your browser does not support resizing of background images.
Saving Your Paper To PDF
Printing to PDF does not work. I am so sorry. I have tried every way possible but it will not work.
What I suggest is you can print it to paper, then if you have a scanner, you can scan it into your computer so you can print it any time you want.