[Gambas-user] About Printer

Benoît Minisini gambas at ...1...
Tue Jul 19 16:13:58 CEST 2011

Sorry for the engligh...

> Don't suppose that Paint.Width or Paint.Height are points. But you can be
> sure that the number of units of Paint.Width equals Printer.PaperWidth in
> millimeters (provided that FullPage is set of course).
> > Then M.Cs say : what about printer natural margins ? How to know them
> > ? Is there a way to retrive them ?
> Logically yes, but if I didn't do it, I would say there is a problem.
> Anyway, I have designed and printed a lot of reportS of hundreds of pages on
> many many different printers in my previous job. Trust me, you should not
> take these margins into account, and always use the full page to print.
> > For exemple he have a paper pattern (caneva) he need to place exactly
> > text on it ... on different printers.. but the natural printers
> > margins are not taked into account .
> > 
> > For reports or others, we need to be sure to start from O,O to
> > pagetolalW, pagetotalH without any margins. But we need to know
> > margins to alert the user when he draw sometning
> This is up to the printer driver normally.
> Users know there is a non-printable margin. If they don't, they will learn
> quickly at the first print. By not using what the printer driver may report
> about its margins, the user have to define its own ONES, and so its
> printing will be the same whatever the printer is. WHICH IS A VERY IMPORTANT
> And think about generating a PDF and then sending it to the printer. When
> are the printer margins taken into account? Do you have a margin inside
> the PDF, and then ONE MORE margin when printing?
> So, don't use printer margins. Use user-defined margins.
> Of course, if I find a way to get these printer margins accurately, I will
> add the needed properties to the Printer class.
> But as I said loudly, this is not a good idea. I'm even thinking about
> removing the FullPage property and set it to TRUE by default!

Benoît Minisini

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