Test page: Change to print margin rulers

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Wed Apr 27 04:04:46 PDT 2005

Michael Sweet wrote:
> David Forrest wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to suggest that the test page print a couple tails or rulers
> > that go off the printable area, like TeX's test page, so that with
> > the test page we can actually test the printable margins and perhaps
> > change them.
> >
> > Tex's test page tries for a 1' margin and prints a inch/mm ruler
> > trailing off of each margin into the unprintable area, so you can
> > read directly the  uncenteredness and the actual printable area.
> There are several RFEs for improving the test page; one of them
> includes adding a ruler, although at this point I'm not sure how
> we will implement it (we can get the imageable area but not the
> actual page size in a portable way...)
.... but you could get the languagelevel value and, if it is >= 2,
the contents of the dictionary returned by currentpagedevice.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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