[reportlab-users] reportlab-users Digest, Vol 39, Issue 1
timr at probo.com
Mon Oct 1 13:10:19 EDT 2007
Robin Becker wrote:
> kevin wrote:
>> Yes, my example was a bad one. I realized immediately that my
>> example was bad. The avery site will let you generate a PDF with
>> mailing labels (got this clue from some Ruby developers). The
>> resultant PDF automatically pops up the print dialog and the page
>> scaling is already set to none. This is what I'd love to do, as I
>> can't expect the users to
>> continually remember to set this. I'll see if I can hunt down where
>> the pdf was generated. I am attaching the pdf I generated from their
>> kevin at booksys.com
> ....... unfortunately the avery document is not editable (at least
> without passwords etc etc) and the interesting bits appear to be
pdftk can solve the compression problem.
pdftk avery.pdf output averyu.pdf uncompress
And, in fact, there is a "stream" in that file that looks like C code
that fetches the printer parameters and sets flags to suppress the
"center and rotate" options. I've not seen code like that in a PDF before.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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