[reportlab-users] Printing Problems

Garbage reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 03:21:46 -0500

Hello all,

Maybe someone here can help me out.

 I'm trying to recreate a paper form using ReportLab and ideally, when I 
print out my generated form, I want the dimensions of everything on the 
page to be exactly the same as the original form I'm modeling. I did 
canvas.setPageSize((612, 792)) which effectively sets up my canvas to be 
exactly 8.5 in x 11 in, the dimensions of my original form. I have all 
of the dimensions right when viewed using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 but when I 
print out my generated form, the dimensions do not line up with the 
original form. In other words, if I place one piece of paper over the 
other, the lines, characters, boxes *should* line up, or at least come 
close. They don't. The problem is that Acrobat tries to center it on the 
page and scale it. If  I tell it not to scale, some of the things on the 
form come off the page. Considering the fact that my canvas is exactly 
8.5 x 11 and the paper I'm printing on is 8.5 x 11 and scaling is not 
done then shouldn't I get exactly what I have on the screen on to the page?

Does anyone know how to achieve this?