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Re: Strange PRINTER Coordinates
- Subject: Re: Strange PRINTER Coordinates
- From: Ben Tupper <btupper(at)bigelow.org>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 09:09:32 -0600
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science
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David Fanning wrote:
> Does this seem to happen on your printers, too?
> Here is a test case for an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of
> thisDevice = !D.Name
> Set_Plot, 'PRINTER'
> Device, /Portrait
> Device, XSize=6, YSize=6, XOffset=1.25, YOffset=2.5, /Inches
> PlotS, [0,1,1,0,0], [0,0,1,1,0], /Normal
> Device, /Close_Document
> Set_Plot, thisDevice
> Is this box centered on your printer? What printer?
> What version of IDL? If it is not centered, does
> subtracting 0.25 from each offset help?
Not centered with code as written.
Not centered with XOffSet = XOffSet - 0.25 , but closer to being
centered. I must remove 0.5 inches to get correct centering.
Printer: HP DeskJet 1600CM
IDL> help, !Version,/Str
** Structure !VERSION, 5 tags, length=40:
ARCH STRING 'PowerMac'
OS STRING 'MacOS'
OS_FAMILY STRING 'MacOS'
RELEASE STRING '5.3'
BUILD_DATE STRING 'Nov 10 1999'
I have seen this before; I had always assumed that typical paper
margins were honored in the background. of course there are many things
that I have assumed...
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