UPD Mail Archive: RE: UPD> Ledger vs Tabloid

RE: UPD> Ledger vs Tabloid

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 16:20:08 EDT

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    I'm guessing that Ledger is a landscape oriented medium, since a ledger is
    typically viewed landscape, while a tabloid (newspaper) is viewed portrait.

    I've also seen the conventions on boxes of paper in which the difference
    between 11x17 and 17x11 is significant: when it has fanfold tear off tractor
    feed holes. The 17x11 is landscape paper, with the fanfold separations
    being along the long (17 inch side).

    Note: in our PWG Media Size standard, we are NOT making a distinction
    between portrait and landscape media sizes, but are depending on something
    else to include the orientation when it is significant.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Mark Hamzy [mailto:hamzy@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 11:37
    To: upd@pwg.org
    Subject: UPD> Ledger vs Tabloid


    The developer of apsfilter noticed a problem with Ledger and Tabloid forms.
    The UPDF document says that Ledger is 11x17. I have searched the web and
    noticed that there are three sets of beliefs.
         - Ledger is 11x17
         - Ledger is 17x11
         - Ledger is the same as Tabloid.
    and vice versa for Tabloid.

    There seems to be a lot of confusion. Ghostscript defines Ledger as 17x11
    while Omni defines it as 11x17.
    Do any of you have any history on Ledger or Tabloid?

    Please reply directly as I am not subscribed to the mailing list.


    Take a look at the Linux Omni printer driver at

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