Open printing to PDF bug?

William de Smet williamdesmet at
Wed Sep 22 14:05:42 EDT 2010

Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for your reaction.
I just tested with an image and the same thing happens.
I never set formatForPrinting.

Anyone else?


2010/9/22 J. Landman Gay <jacque at>:
> On 9/22/10 11:44 AM, William de Smet wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> It seems I have the same problem!
>> I use almost the same code as Joseph (asked earlier today) to print on
>> A4 paper. When I want a PDF preview on OSX everything is/looks fine.
>> When using the code  below and adding 'open printing to PDF'  about
>> 1/4 of the printed text is cut off.
>> Is this a bug or are we doing something wrong?
>> ---
>> open printing to pdf "test.pdf"
>>  set the printRotated to true
>>  set the printMargins to 72,36,72,36
>> set the printScale to 1.1
>> print this card from 193,90 to 833,570
>> close printing
>> ---
> One thing I just found out is that PDF printing will cut off text and ruin
> the layout if you have formatForPrinting set to true on Windows. It is the
> one time you do not want to use that property for printing text.
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