[reportlab-users] Printing PDF's

Dave Rogers reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:36:56 -0500


I use reportlab to generate PDF files.

For some time, to print files in the background (with a Windows 
service), I've been using the awful DDE interface to Acrobat which works 
for awhile and then fails with no useful error message.

I'm trying to switch to Ghostscript to print my files.  However, even 
though I've been through many many Ghostscript options, my documents are 
getting cut off on the top or the bottom by about 3/8".

I use -sDEVICE=mswinpr2

Here's other options I've tried:

-dFIXEDMEDIA (cuts off top)
-dFIXEDRESOLUTION (cuts off bottom)
-dDEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS= XX (I've tried numbers higher and lower than the 
std letter height and it always cuts off the bottom)

I use a Brother MFC 6800 and I cannot find any option to set or reduce 
my margins in the printer setup.

Is there a reportlab setting I can change to fix this problem?

If someone knows of a better place I should post this to, please let me 


Dave Rogers