Print cards difference between Mac and Win

Ludovic THEBAULT ludovic.thebault at
Sun Jan 28 14:06:53 EST 2018

> Le 27 janv. 2018 à 20:31, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> a écrit :
> On 1/27/18 2:19 AM, Ludovic THEBAULT via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I’ve made a stack (on macos) that print a card in pdf.
>> I set the printMargins to 0,0,0,0
>> I print the card "into 0,0,595,842" (the rect of the card)
>> To test i set the printCardBorders to true
>> On a mac, it’s perfect, the borders are at the limit of the « pdf paper », if i create a standalone and open it on Windows and « print » the card in pdf, the right border is 1 cm from the edge and the lower border is not visible on the paper.
>> what did I miss?
> The printout (both paper and PDF) uses the local printer setup parameters to determine how to position the page. Probably the Windows default printer settings are different from those on the Mac. Many/most printers cannot print within a certain margin from the page edges (usually about 1/8 to 1/4 inch) so it sounds like the current page setup for the default Windows printer is doing that. At any rate, compare the Mac page setup dialog with the one on Windows to see if you can spot differences.


I set the printPaperSize to « 595,842" and it’s ok now.

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