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Re: Problems converting spoolfile to PDF with Infoprint Server



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Hi Martin,

CPI was set to 16.7. I tried changing this to several different values, with the following results:

CPI 10: white space on the left side, a lot of text on the right side cut off
CPI 12: white space on the left side, a little bit of text on the right side cut off
CPI 13.3: white space on the left side, some more text on the right side cut off
CPI 15: no white space on the left side, a little bit of text on the right side cut off
CPI 16.7: no white space on the left side, text fits, some white space on the right side
CPI 18: no white space on the left side, text fits, some white space on the right side
CPI 20: no white space on the left side, text fits, a lot of white space on the right side

In all above tests, LPI was set to 8. Last week, LPI was set to 6.

I am pretty sure the solution has to be finding the right combination of LPI and CPI parameters. I could go and try every possible combination and see if any will work, but I rather understand what I am doing and change something because I know why.

I was under the assumption that LPI would effect the vertical side (long side) of the paper and CPI would effect the horizontal side (short side). Seeing my test results, that assumption was wrong and both parameters effect the width of the text. Could someone explain to me how LPI and CPI work and what their effects are on placing text on a paper (or PDF for that matter)?

TIA,
Regards,
Erwin Donker


Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 8-4-2014 10:01 >>>
Can you also change your CPI parameter, perhaps to 12?

On 4/8/2014 2:39 AM, Erwin Donker wrote:
Hi all,

Last week I asked a question about Infoprint Server cutting off the text on a spooled file when converting to PDF. Thanks to suggestions from this list I managed to fix this problem by changing the LPI parameter on the printerfile.

I now have a problem with the left margin however. Before changing the LPI the PDF had some white space to the left of the text, but after changing the LPI this white space has disappeared and the text is now printed directly to the edge of the paper.

Someone suggested setting the page rotation to *AUTO, but I already had this parameter set to *AUTO. I tried setting "align" to both *YES and *NO but both options had no effect. I also tried setting a left margin myself (frontmgn 1 1), but apparently this gets overruled and had (again) no effect.

Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what I can do to get my white space back (and still not have the text cut off of course).

Regards,
Erwin Donker



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