[Rd] paper size in postscript driver

Trent Piepho xyzzy@speakeasy.org
Thu, 31 May 2001 15:23:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> > like some kind of setpagedevice call is needed to tell the printer what paper
> > size to use.
> Let's not get confused here.  What you are asking for is the job of your
> print spooling software.  Proper postscript should have a DSC comment
> specifying the paper size, and R's does:

Then why do both staroffice and the gimp write postscript that uses the proper
paper size?  

> If you use the paper size by "special" this is set, and it is the job of
> your spooler to make use of it.  Looks like yours is deficient
> (and that's not unlikely if you are not using a proper spooler).  *But*
> we can't fix this in R without breaking it for those who do run
> proper print management software.

Why does it need to break anything?  Both staroffice and gimp produce
postscript that prints on the proper paper size.  Do they not work with
"proper" spooling software?  What is the "proper" spooling software for Linux?

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