Windows printing - yet again...

Mark Smith mark at maseurope.net
Fri Dec 9 16:28:34 CST 2005


Is it related to a difference between screen dot size/resolution and  
printer dot size/resolution?

I had a similar problem, and simply reducing the font size by 1 point  
for printing did the trick...but this was on Mac OS X.

Mark

On 9 Dec 2005, at 21:28, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

> Well, I do that.
>
> However, if I want it to have a really precise layout, then that won't
> quite work.
>
> I created this printing script (described as a total hack by a  
> friend at
> work) that replaces every single letter in a field with a field
> containing that letter (and a couple blank spaces after it, to help  
> with
> adjusting for sub and superscript). It's a monster, but it works. It
> forces every letter to stay in its exact spot when printing.
>
> However - if there is sufficient variation in the font between the
> screen and printing size, then the letters can wind up overlapping  
> with
> this approach.
>
> Other programs on Windows do not have this problem - so there is
> something they are doing that Rev is not doing. If I understood  
> what was
> missing, I might be able to come up with some other 'total hack' that
> works on all occasions.
>
> Could this be accomplished by creating a handler that converts a  
> "page"
> (in this case a group in the size of a single sheet of paper) to a
> postscript file, then printing the postscript file? I know about as  
> much
> about postscript as I do about hieroglyphics, but I'd be willing to  
> give
> it a try if I thought it could work.
>
> Maybe Windows just doesn't realize that it is supposed to regard a  
> true
> type font as a true type font unless it is told to do so?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Chipp
> Walters
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 4:10 PM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Windows printing - yet again...
>
> Jonathan,
>
> I don't know the answer, but if you're having the problem of your text
> being 'trimmed' at the end of a line, you could try setting your field
> margins to something much higher...like 10.
>
> best,
>
> Chipp
>
> Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
>> What is the basic underlying reason why a true-type font, when  
>> printed
>> from Rev, might not be sized correctly - and yet it will be sized
>> correctly when printed from most Windows applications?
>
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