[cups.general] Margins again

Helge Blischke H.Blischke at srz-berlin.de
Thu Jul 29 07:11:03 PDT 2004

Mac Mason wrote:
> In case it's helpful, the test page also has margins issues.
> Specifically, the top line of the black box that surrounds the whole
> printout is missing, and the left one is smack-dab up against the side
> of the printer. It's almost as if the page has been shifted to the left and up
> further than it should have been.
>     --Mac
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 03:17:52PM -0700, Mac Mason wrote:
> > So, a re-install from scratch has successfully fixed my duplexing
> > problem.
> >
> > However, an earlier issue, with a Xerox 5400 having margines of exactly
> > 0 (when printing text files, the test page, etc) has not resolved
> > itself. When I asked this question before, it was suggested that I use
> > lpadmin -o page-left=X -o page-right=X, and (as I recall) that fixed it
> > before; however, it has not fixed it this time.
> >
> > Is there anywhere I can hard-configure these values?
> >
> > On a related note, will these changes automatically propogate to
> > machines that are getting these printers via broadcast? I'm not too up
> > on how, exactly, that works.
> >
Try to edit the printer's PPD and edit/insert the statements
for ImageableArea  to define the "unprintable margins". Then try 
again and report if it works (after a first glance into the sources
I guess it should).


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