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In the print composer I can print all maps to scale and satisfactory.
However, when I add the OpenLayers, usually Bing Aerial, to the project I cannot print it out to scale. I click the scale box, set it to the relevant scale.

The image below is a section of the actual size with OS mapping:

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The next image is with the OpenLayers.

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Both images cropped to remove client info. It is almost double the size but in-between scales. Is there any way to correct this?

Using Windows 7, QGIS 1.8.0.

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  • Hi, I have similar problem, Qgis 1.8.0 and 1.9.0 nightly build, openlayer plugin 1.1.0, snow leopard 1.6.8. I filed a bug here. If this applies to you, let developers know I'm not alone! – sanzoghenzo May 9 '13 at 21:03
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An incomplete and partial answer I'm afraid - but it may point you in a helpful direction:

I've had multiple problems trying to print with a background based on the Openlayers plugin. The solution for me was to find a service which allowed me to download glued-together and georeferenced tiles from the web mapping I needed. For me this service is 'Bigmap' because it was Openstreetmap I wanted to use. I'm guessing that this is only one service/process of many which would achieve the same thing (but sorry I can't give any details).

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