Just forwarding it to the group, as Jim seems to have some problems getting
it out today.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Sommer" <email@example.com>
To: "Norbert Schade" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 4:59 PM
> Within PrintMediaHandling we have MediaBookletList which has one or more
> MediaBooklet elements but we haven't defined what function is to be
> expected. I know of two ways that booklets can be implemented:
> 1) Booklets are a special case of 2-Up printing with the pages re-ordered.
> If size is set to Letter then letter (8.5x11) paper is selected and
> half-letter (5.5x8.5) page images are printed. Pages are ordered so that
> when folded in half, a booklet or magazine is created.
> 2) Booklets are a special case of imposition with the pages re-ordered. If
> size is set to Letter then ledger (11x17) paper is selected and letter
> (8.5x11) page images are printed. Some implementations allow any page
> size with both dimensions smaller than letter to be printed on ledger
> paper. Thus, 8x10 page images (assuming the printer supported a paper size
> of 8x10) could be printed on ledger paper. Pages are ordered so that when
> folded in half, a booklet or magazine is created.
> Implementation #1 has the advantage that booklets can be printed on any
> size paper. Implementation #2 has the advantage that the driver (or
> interpreter) does not have to do any scaling.
> Implementation #2 may have the advantage of allowing multiple image sizes
> per paper size. However, if a driver is to support this function, it
> becomes difficult to specify this in a predefined way. If this a device
> feature then there isn't an issue.
> If we limit implementation #2 to the case of paper size twice the size of
> page image size (ledger/letter, A2/A3, A3/A4, etc), then the function can
> be seen as a composite feature of media size and booklet.
> So, I propose that MediaBooklet be a boolean. FALSE specifies normal
> printing on the selected paper size. TRUE specifies that the driver do a
> 50% reduction of page images, reorder pages for proper booklets (inserting
> blanks if required), and printing on the selected paper size.
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