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Re: gEDA-user: gschem: How to set the margin for printing?

Am 18.01.2011 um 09:42 schrieb Colin D Bennett:

it's unfortunate that printers are usually not
physically capable of printing on the entire page for the intended
paper size. However, given that this is a widespread restriction, there
are really only two options for the printer when you ask it to print a
document on a particular size page - it has to scale the image or it
has to crop it to the printable area.

Third option is to simply ignore that restriction and let the printer do the cropping. Actually, that's the easiest one to code, and the one least confusing to the user.

What you guys are probably talking about is the imaginable area of a print. That's <= paper area, of course, and advertised by the printer. A small excerpt from my printer's PPD:

*PaperDimension A4/A4:                                      "595 842"
*ImageableArea A4/A4: "12 12 583 830"

There's also the term PageRegion - same values as PaperDimension -, but I'm not deep enough into the matter to know the difference between PaperDimension and PageRegion.


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