I have something I want to print in Inkscape. It's larger than a4 size, so how can I print it on two a4 sheets of paper?
You have an image in Inkscape which you have sized larger than 8.5" x 11." You want to print two halves of the image onto two sheets. Here is a method I like to use especially for creating screen printing transparencies.
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To start, have your image open. Size it, using inches, to your desired dimensions.
Go to "File" > Document Properties and set Page Size to US Letter (which is 8.5" x 11"). If your image is long, you can select Orientation: Landscape. Otherwise, it should be set to Portrait.
Within this dialog box, you will also see the section titled Border. Here, make sure "show page border" and "border on top of drawing" are selected. If they are, you should see a rectangle appear over your image. I will call this rectangle the Page.
Make sure your file is saved as SVG (maybe other file types will work--I'm not sure--but I do know that PDF will not work).
Use the Select and Transform Tool to move your image. Since you will want to print out two halves of the image, set one half of the image over the Page. When you go to File > Print, the half that falls inside of the Page will print. The other half of the image will not.
Finally, use the Select and Transform Tool again to move your image so that the second half of the image falls within the Page. File > Print, and voila. You should have two halves of one big image.