Printing query

David Squance squance at elkvalley.net
Fri Oct 29 13:43:01 EDT 2004


Apparently not.  The 'answer printer' only applied on the Mac, and I just
changed the script so that the paper size lines would only apply to
windows, restarted RR, and it made no difference.   Besides it worked
before on the Mac as it was, so the printPaperSize didn't screw it up.
Also the docs would imply to me that 'print into' is intended for scaling
a card's contents to fit a particular space.  I don't want it to scale up if
there's more space than needed.

Can anyone tell me how a printer that takes envelopes in the centre vs
one that takes them on one side figures into the numbers?
Dave

>Hmm....
>
>I just noticed that you are trying to set the printPaperSize property
>after using the "answer printer" command.  According to the docs, this
>is not possible.  After you use "answer printer", you cannot manually
>adjust these properties until you restart Rev (or your standalone).
>
>Maybe that is related to your problem?
>
>On Oct 28, 2004, at 11:26 PM, David Squance wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the reply, Frank.
>> However, it didn't work.  I tried it on my Mac, and when I opened the
>> PDF
>> file I created (rather than direct
>> to the printer) I got an error message--wrong operand or some such
>> thing.
>> When I tried actually printing, the printer light flashed once as it
>> usually does before printing, but nothing else happened.  (At least RR
>> didn't crash as is also usual after printing--I think since I used the
>> clone function--I'm using RR2.1.2)
>> Perhaps my choice of the rect after the 'into' is off the page.  I
>> used the
>> printmargin numbers (see script portion below).
>> Dave
>>
>>> Why not specify the rect on the page as well as on the card (print
>>> this
>>> card from <x> to <x> into <rect>)...
>>>
>>> On Oct 27, 2004, at 7:27 PM, David Squance wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Group,
>>>> I've created a little app to print labels, and am trying to adapt it
>>>> to do
>>>> envelopes.  I'm having trouble getting my head around the numbers.  I
>>>> have
>>>> the rect of the fld to which the address info goes, and have the
>>>> handler
>>>> print the card from the first two numbers of the fld rect to the last
>>>> two.
>>>> This is a segment of the printing handler:
>>>>
>>>>   if the platform is "MacOS" then answer printer
>>>>   else set the printrotated to true
>>>>   open printing with dialog
>>>>   if envchoice is "short" then
>>>>     set the printPaperSize to 261,468
>>>>     set the printmargins to 200,144,36,36
>>>>   end if
>>>>   if envchoice is "long" then
>>>>     set the printPaperSize to 297,684
>>>>     set the printmargins to 360,144,36,36
>>>>   end if
>>>>   print this card from 4,31 to 193,103
>>>>   close printing
>>>>
>>>> When I print (to PDF) on my Mac (since RR crashes if I try to do a
>>>> real
>>>> print), the fld is all there, but on Windows, I lose most of the
>>>> field.
>>>> What's the interconnection between the various sets of numbers?  The
>>>> papersize is just 72 X the dimensions of standard (North American)
>>>> envelopes, and the margins are supposed to put the address in the
>>>> right
>>>> place on the envelope.  Any enlightenment would be helpful.
>>>> Dave
>>>>
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>>> -----------------------------------------------------------
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>>>
>>> $ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
>>> $ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
>>> John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
>>> Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
>>> everlasting life.
>>> $
>>>
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>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Frank D. Engel, Jr.  <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
>
>$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
>$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
>John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
>Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
>everlasting life.
>$
>
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