[reportlab-users] Printing PDF's
Wed, 5 Nov 2003 12:45 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
> 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
I don't have a solution, I'm afraid, but and I'm experiencing the same
problem and it is definitely with GhostScript - the same reportlab pdf
file on the same (HP Officejet G95) printer is OK using Acrobat reader,
but loses its footers as you have described. It's something that I must
try to resolve quite soon, and trawling through the various mailing lists
- see http://www.ghostscript.com/mailman/listinfo/
has been on my list for a while. I will report here if I come up with
anything and it would be very helpful if you could do the same.
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