This 15 minute segment on using Microsoft Word and PDF to create General Notes and Specifications is the second part of week #5.
This lesson shows how to use Word to create the general notes when the ArchiCAD sheet size is larger than 22 inches in height. Because Word limits the maximum size of a page to 22″ square, the PDF pages (each representing a column) that are placed as Drawings onto the sheet are enlarged beyond 100% of their original size within Word. To compensate, the font size is reduced inside Word, so that after enlargement in ArchiCAD it looks correct.
An alternative, optimimum approach is demonstrated in which the Word page is set up to be a reduced size version of the entire ArchiCAD layout sheet (without the title block).
NOTE: This video is recorded at 1420 x 800 pixels, and displayed in the course website page at 50%. I suggest that you move your mouse over the video while it’s playing to reveal the controls, then click the “full screen” button in the bottom right to be able to see all the detail. You can hit “ESC” on your keyboard to leave full-screen mode at any time.
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