More on Windows printing...

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Jan 7 01:18:06 EST 2005

On 1/6/05 10:56 PM, David Squance wrote:

>> If the stack's formatForPrinting property is true, the setting of the 
>> windowBoundingRect property is ignored when the stack is opened or 
>> maximized.
> Is this a bug or is there some reason?

It's a necessary design decision. Normally the windowBoundingRect 
prevents stacks from exceeding the screen boundaries. On smaller 
screens, a stack representing a full-sized page of text (11 inches tall) 
might well exceed the boundaries of the windowBoundingRect. If the stack 
is to be printed, the whole height of the card has to be displayed even 
if it is taller than the screen and extends visually beyond it. Stacks 
opened for printing ignore the screen boundaries as a convenience, and 
they open at their full height (or width) which ensures that the entire 
card contents will print.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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