gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com
Mon Jan 24 21:53:05 EST 2005
At 4:24 PM -0700 1/24/05, David Squance wrote:
>On Jan 24, 2005, at 12:48 PM, Dan Friedman wrote:
>>solved the problem. Ever since I started issuing the "answer printer"
>>command before printing, the printing problems have ceased.
>Did you use printrotated? I've found that setting the printrotated
>to false after printing doesn't seem to 'take'. Perhaps using
>answer printer will correct that. I don't have a windows machine
>available at home where I develop (on OSX), and when I test at work,
>the other staff get a bit annoyed when the other apps they use are
>printing in landscape mode when they shouldn't be.
FWIW, I opened my complicated form in DreamCard for OS 9 for the
Macintosh. Fields were filled in, checkboxes were checked.
At first, it totally froze my machine three times, when I was trying
to print. I realized that Rev had resized my stack when I imported
it, and my script was trying to print outside the rect of the stack.
(In a perfect world, this would generate an error message, or it
would just crop the page, instead of freezing the machine.)
After diagnosing and repairing, I discovered that set printmargins
actually works -- in pixels, not in inches. It doesn't work in
hyperCard, as far as I can tell.
Ultimately, the form printed with PERFECT registration. I didn't have
to change anything, except to adjust the stack size and the
printmargins. No Printing Hell, for me, so far. Praise <enter your
preferred Supreme Being here> !
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