IPP> Re: MOD - Re. Paper size

IPP> Re: MOD - Re. Paper size

IPP> Re: MOD - Re. Paper size

mabry at rd.qms.com mabry at rd.qms.com
Mon Mar 17 17:26:32 EST 1997


     Postscript does address this with the Page Policies.  
     
     This is described on pages 245-247 of "Postscript Language Reference 
     Manual" second edition.
     
     I bet the implementation of the page policies is still vendor 
     specific, and this functionality is certainly PDL specific.  
     
     I tend to agree with Don, solving this is not in the scope of IPP.
     
     Mabry
     
     QMS Inc.
     
     




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Subject: IPP> Re: MOD - Re. Paper size 
Author:  Keith Moore <moore at cs.utk.edu> at Internet-Mail
Date:    3/17/97 5:01 PM




> I am not sure if you understood my proposal.  I did not suggest 
> that the printer had to do reformatting to the new media, but
> that you reduce each page image slightly to make it fit on the 
> other media. A number of applications are able to do this today; 
> would it be impossible to have the printer do the same? 
     
I don't want a printer to pretend to support A4 paper if it doesn't 
have and support that medium, but if there were a standard way to say 
"I don't have A4 paper but if someone tries to print an A4 size page I 
will shrink it to US letter size" (perhaps with a well-defined way to 
do the shrinking) that would be a major win.  Similarly for printing 
USletter images on A4 media.
     
Ideally this would happen automatically, without ever causing problems 
by having something shrink unexpectedly :)
     
Keith
     
     
     
     
     



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