How do I specify the papersize name for printing?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Aug 7 11:00:23 EDT 2017

That is an interesting question. Working with copiers, I know that the paper "name" (= size) have to match a built-in "name" in order for the printer to auto-print, otherwise the print job gets redirected to the bypass (manual feed) tray and held until a user hits the Go button. 

Sone drivers are smart enough to match size with name and send the correct name in the metadata. Some other things that have to match are thickness, coating (glossy, matte, plain etc.) and paper color, all depending on what the device supports. 

Bob S

> On Aug 7, 2017, at 05:27 , Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> One part of my question is answered. If I want to print on the standard
> paper, I may not specify the printpapersize, then the printer won't ask for
> a user specific paper.
> But if I am not sure, which paper is standard on the users printer, I have
> to define the size in case I need specific dimensions, but would like to get
> the standard paper, if it is "A4" and available.
> And what about other paper names?
> Tiemo

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