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Date Posted: 07:49:52 08/15/00 Tue
Author: Michel
Subject: Re: Printing at 600 dpi produces small images
In reply to: Larry Griffiths 's message, "Re: Printing at 600 dpi produces small images" on 09:53:23 08/14/00 Mon

Dear Larry,

If UsePrintJob is False, the printer orientation may not be changed. I cannot see where the

orientation may be set to the wrong setting by mistake. When UsePrintJob is True, the

orientation is set the landscape with if the width is longer than the height. This indeed may

not be the desired result if using pmSpecificWidthAndHeight. I will change the code to:

if UsePrintJob then
{ MB Aug 15, 2000. If the print mode specifies a width and height,
use the specified dimensions, not the dimensions of the Graphic. }

if PrintMode = pmSpecificWidthAndHeight then
if Self.Width > Self.Height then
Printer.Orientation := poLandscape
Printer.Orientation := poPortrait;
if Graphic.Width > Graphic.Height then
Printer.Orientation := poLandscape
Printer.Orientation := poPortrait;

If you don't want the orientation to be set from the dimensions, then as you are doing,
setting UsePrintJob to False, is the proper approach. Let me know if you have any other

problems with this.

Best regards,


> >
> > Hi Larry,
> >
> > I have done a change recently that solves this
> problem
> > without having to change the PrintMode. This is
> > because the printer metrics were only read when the
> > PrintMode property is assigned. So if the resolution
> > is changed on the printer, but the PrintMOde is not
> > changed, the graphics are not scaled properly. Here
> is
> > the change.
> >
> > In EnPrint.Pas, TDibGraphicPrinter.Print,
> >
> > just before the case PrintMode of statement, add:
> >
> > { MB Jul 27, 2000 Re-read the printer metrics as
> > changing the orientation
> > on some printers may change the parameters }
> > GetPrinterMetrics(FPrinterMetrics);
> >
> > case PrintMode of
> > pmOriginalSize :
> >
> > I think this will solve the problem.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Michel
> >
> We are NOT using pmOriginalSize. We are using
> pmSpecificWidthAndHeight. We call PrintMode after we
> have set the orientation on the printer, but it seems
> Printmode is randomly setting the orientation to
> Portrait or Landscape. We are adding a statement to
> SetPrintMode that says:
> if(PrintMode = pmSpecificWidthAndHeight) AND
> (UsePrintJob)
> so that SetPrintMode will not set the orientation on
> the printer. We have UsePrintJob set to false. We
> hope this fixes our current problem.

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