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Old 08-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Printing of application out in standard and non standard paper size

In our application we are implementing language interface on UI and printing. UI is ok, for printing Here printing is in 2 steps 1) while printing the text file get converted to language using tool , basically rendering with dictionary. 2nd Step take the conversion to printer , which is happening. But the challenge is on printout with non-standard stationary on dot matrix printer on Linux desktop. While printing a document , which need to be on pre-printed stationary which is of 10 inch length against normal stationary of 12inch (Letter size). Application is passing the length and width but while printing is doesnít get reflected , it takes complete 12inch.
We tired playing with PPD files but donít help . We have taken hex dump, which shows application hasnít sent the length and width command (esc sequence).
Please help , does we need to paper utility library
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You need to look at the plethora of text transmogrifying tools in the linux command line. The best way is to type into a terminal
man <program_name'
e.g. man lpr
and read the page. The3re's also lp, and gs renders the postscript.

In linux, everything is specified somewhere, and problems like yours occur when you have the wrong value specified. Presuming you're printing with cups, it's
http://localhost:631 & select printers, your printer, administration, set default options, and twiddle your paper size there.

If you're doing something different, explain how you set up printing.
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Thanks Business_kid , we could resolve the problem by upgrading os version to 5.9


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