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    Default Simple Request - Depth Charts

    Request: Set up depth charts to print in landscape, 2 pages only. Teams are cut off mid-page and it is cumbersome to cut and paste the file into excel or word. Perhaps a pdf file?

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    Teams are cut off mid-page in which direction? For example, do you see headings for Arizona through Los Angeles if you run the NL chart?

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    Tom, when you set the printer to "landscape" (which is necessary to print eight teams across)..

    Page one cuts off halfway through the starting pitchers for the top eight teams listed.

    Page two finishes the top eight, begins the bottom eight, and cuts off in the middle of the outfield.

    Page three finishes the bottom eight, and includes the HQ Graphics at the bottom.

    I echo Nachos, that this ideally would be formatted to print in Landscape format, using only two pages.
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    I hope this isn't "inappropriate", but for formatting someone from HQ should check out Mastersball.com depth charts. (I know some of them also lurk over here sometimes...don't know if the reverse is true?) They manage to get the entire league onto 1 landscape page that prints beautifully. One for AL one for NL.

    This is not to say the content of their depth charts is preferred over HQ - just that they seem to have the formatting style down pat.
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    How will Landscape mode solve the problem? Every team still gets cut off at the bottom. There's no way to fit an entire team in one column.

    If we use Portrait mode, the teams fit vertically, but you lose a team on the right.

    Although... when I print the chart in portrait mode on my printer, I get eight teams across. What options do you have available under File, Page Setup? Shrink to fit? Margins?

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    I didn't know that about Mastersball... it's certainly worth a look.

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    In order to shave a bit of width off the HQ depth charts, might I be so bold as to suggest taking the LF/RF/CF labels that are inserted into each team's column and just put them on the left hand margin. The OF label can be moved below the starters' short dividing line. This could save the most space of everything I see from a width standpoint.
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    Wink Consider Copy Paste to Excel

    For those looking for max flexibility, you might want to copy the depth charts and paste them into an excel spreadsheet. On the depth chart for the American League, I highlighted from the POS headed above the Angles through the relief pitchers of Toronto...copied the highlighted area with "Ctrl C". Opened up a new excel file and "Ctrl V" to paste the buffer (depth chart) into the spreadsheet.

    Once pasted, I cut the lower section of team data (Twins thru Blue Jays) and pasted them adjacent to the upper section of team data (Angles to Royals). I then adjusted the column widths and row heights to the minimum sizes, outlined the position sections (DH, CA, IB, etc) to make it easier to see the groupings (upper and lowers did not line up on the same rows), changed the spreadsheet view to 60%, and then set the print range for landscape fit to page.

    Besides having the depth charts on my pc/laptop for printing...or for a paperless reference at the draft table...the HQ web references are still active in the spreadsheet. For my research of depth...I just clicked on a player name in a cell…and jumped to his player link...and the highlighted the player’s cell...with my interest color...based upon HQ recommendations. Example: On the Baltimore outfield section…Cory Patterson's cell in my depth spreadsheet is "red" due to HQ's recommendation to "pass".

    Hope this helps…until the HQ depth chart printing format gets squared away.

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