More on Windows printing...

Lynch, Jonathan BNZ2 at CDC.GOV
Thu Jan 6 12:29:48 CST 2005


Well - after creating a stack that takes an image of a field and puts it
right underneath the field, so that I can print it out and compare the
screen font width to the printed font width for various fonts...

I have concluded that Modern and Garamond are the two best fonts to use,
if one is hoping to have the printout look similar to the screen. When
printed, both of those fonts are just a teeny bit less wide than they
are on screen. Thus, words in fields are not likely to get cut off after
printing, and the spacing will be similar.

I have a variety of ideas on how to make it print exactly like it is
supposed to - but all of these ideas are really very complicated.

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Subject: Re: More on Windows printing...

Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
 > But - somehow MS word manages to look the same between both.
 > Not to sound paranoid or anything, but I tend to imagine it
 > was designed that way on purpose to make it tougher for
 > competing programs.

It seems you're not paranoid at all.

The decades' old rumors of Micro$oft using undocumented APIs in their 
own apps were confirmed in some of the anti-trust lawsuits won against 
them by more than two dozen governments worldwide in recent years.

References:
<http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_tuncom/public/20/mtc-00019410.htm>
<http://www.internetweek.com/breakingNews/INW20021101S0005>
<http://www.informationweek.com/langaletter/040799langa.htm>
<http://www.techweb.com/article/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=2680041
6&site_section=>
More:
<http://www.google.com/search?q=microsoft+undocumented+APIs+lawsuit>

Maybe the most entertaining read on the subject is Penfield Jackson's 
Finding of Facts on the case:
<http://usvms.gpo.gov/ms-findings2.html>
Excerpt:

   "Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious
    market power and immense profits to harm any firm that
    insists on pursuing initiatives that could intensify
    competition against one of Microsoft's core products. The
    ultimate result is that some innovations that would truly
    benefit consumers never occur for the sole reason that
    they do not coincide with Microsoft's self-interest."


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