UPD Mail Archive: Re: UPD> positioning

Re: UPD> positioning

From: Jim Sommer (sommer@granitesystems.com)
Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 13:57:13 EST

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    I vote for positioning by dots in the current resolution.

    I vote for the origin to be in the upper left corner.

    I vote for adding the media size dimensions to the predefined variables.

    At 2/28/2003 09:29 AM, Norbert Schade wrote:
    >We have two predefined variables so far: DRV_HorPos and DRV_VertPos.
    >To further clarify the expected behavior, we have to specify details about
    >the resolution the driver is supposed to feed these variables in.
    >We basically have two choices: virtual units or current resolution. Both
    >have some plus and minus. I put that on vote. Default is current
    >resolution set by raster resolution.
    >Another item to be resolved is the specification of the origin and
    >therefore reference point for the positioning.
    >Two choices again: upper left (e.g. like Windows) or lower left (like
    >PostScript). I put that on vote too. Default is upper left.
    >Whatever the decision is I think some people will need two more predefined
    >variables: DRV_PageWidth and DRV_PageLength. The driver will have to
    >provide these in the same units as DRV_HorPos/DRV_VertPos.
    >I will add them to DRV_keys.txt. Please indicate agreement.
    >I will close the vote on March, 7th (next Friday).
    >Please vote and comment. Any other requirements in this area?
    >Norbert Schade
    >69 Prescott Drive
    >North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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