[Rd] paper size in postscript driver

Trent Piepho xyzzy@speakeasy.org
Sun, 3 Jun 2001 00:40:58 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> > It's not just those programs.  Lots of applications will output setpagedevice
> > commands to control paper size, duplex, etc.  It's usually the ones with more
> > comprehensive postscript support, that have these features.
> I've never seen such a program on Solaris, which comes with a conformant
> Document Manager as part of its spool system.
> That other programs choose to take over the role of Document Manager is
> no reason for R to do so.    These cludges are common in the Windows world,
> and it is probably no coincidence that the programs you mention are
> all versions of of copies of Windows programs.

Have you checked Sun's star office under solaris?  I just checked framemaker
under solaris, and it does output paper size commands.  But I gather that this
doesn't really matter to you.

Thankfully R is open source, so I will just add it myself.  You're solaris has
a document manager, so screw you attitude isn't very helpfull.  Just one more
patch I will have to apply to new versions.

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