PS/PDF API Change Proposal: (Re: [cairo] Semantics of transparent objects)

Jonathon Jongsma jonathon.jongsma at
Wed Jan 18 07:44:08 PST 2006

I know for certain that printers can handle documents that have a
mixture of landscape / portrait orientations.  I just tried one with a
variety of sizes and orientations.  The page sizes that it could
handle (both portrait and landscape of the same size), it printed
automatically.  When it got to a size it didn't have, it prompted for
the paper to be loaded manually.  FWIW.


On 1/18/06, Carl Worth <cworth at> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:56:45 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> >
> > I've totally ignored this thread, but I have another API question
> > regarding this API. This API does not allow you to write a PS file (i.e.
> > print) with different sizes on each page. This is something that for
> > instance OOo and word allows (page size, margins, landscape/portrait and
> > other page settings are per-page in these programs). Shouldn't we allow
> > this?
> Do printers handle documents like this? Do they prompt the user to
> load paper of a different size or automatically pull from different
> trays depending on the per-page size?
> -Carl
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