Future of KPrinter

Maksim Orlovich mo85 at cornell.edu
Sat Sep 8 23:40:34 BST 2007

> On Saturday 08 September 2007 22:32:16 Alex Merry wrote:
>> I'm not sure what applications are currently setting the margins for -
>> possibly just to change the co-ordinate system.  However, you can do
>> this using QPainter::translate().
> The applications that benefit from setting margins are the ones that don't
> know the concept of pages in their document.  So in the printer dialog we
> select a page size and that page size is then used as a content size to
> print in.
> From the application point of view the content size is the page size minus
> the margins.
> From the application POV the user entering the margins, or reading them
> from cups makes no difference at all.

Nope. If I am printing a pdf, I don't want any margins added (since the
document has them). If am printing a text file, I want to honor the
printer margins.

> Do note that an application like KWord will ignore any margin settings in
> the printer dialog, since it has them specified in the document already.

But can that be done reliably for all applications?

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list