Printing is driving me crazy

Ken Ray kray at
Thu Mar 31 14:16:10 EST 2005

On 3/31/05 1:05 PM, "graham samuel" <graham.samuel at> wrote:

> I'm developing some simple printing routines using RR 2.5.1 and OSX
> 10.3.8. I have a little Epson inkjet printer that works very happily
> with all my purchased apps such as word processors, graphic programs
> etc. But with Rev I'm having a bad time.
> 1. I arranged for the initialisation routine in my app to read the
> paper size and the margins and to make my stack the same size as the
> printPaperSize and my print area the same size as the page minus the
> margins. I then attempted to construct something to print. The card to
> be printed looks perfectly OK, but the printer doubles the left margin
> from the absurdly large 72 points (more later) to a completely daft 144
> points - at least it looks that way. This shows up even on the OSX
> preview, and even when I propose to print on a different printer, which
> makes me think it must be me, except for the screen appearance and
> dimensions of the card to be printed, which look OK. For example, the
> left hand edge of the field to be printed is definitely 72 pixels from
> the edge of the card, and the card is definitely 594 pixels wide, which
> corresponds to the width of an A4 page. I just can't guess what I'm
> doing wrong.

Check out the printMargins property (among other "print-" properties).
Perhaps if you set the printMargins to 0,0,0,0 you'd get closer to what
you're looking for? The default is 72,72,72,72 (1 inch on all sides).

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
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