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Re: Adjusting page length in "Print buffer" command


From: Tim McNamara
Subject: Re: Adjusting page length in "Print buffer" command
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 18:30:33 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 17.01.2005 um 07:04 schrieb Tim McNamara:
>
>> So my best guess is that, if I want to change the number of lines
>> per page I would enter something like (assuming the parentheses are
>> necessary):
>>
>>      ("-l" "50")
>>
>> to invoke "pr" with the "-l" flag, specifying 50 lines per page?
>
> No, the parentheses and quotation marks are too much. In the
> customization buffer make it look like this:
>
> Lpr Page Header Switches: [Hide Value] [INS] [DEL] String: -F -l 50
> -w 60 [INS]
>     [State]: this option has been set and saved.
>
> So a page would have 50 line and each one would have up to 50
> characters. Then a form-feed (^L) would be inserted to go to the
> enxt page. Converting it to PostScript would convert it to
> corresponding PS commands.
>
> After you made the changes don't forget to save it least for this
> session. That's the moment to try it. If works you should save it
> for future sessions too, if not you have to iterate the settings for
> the # of lines and characters per line.
>
> Once the values are saved you can visit them in .emacs in the
> custom-set-variables section. There you would see
>
>   '(lpr-page-header-switches (quote ("-F -l 50 -w 60")))
>   '(ps-paper-type "a4")
>                     ^
>                     |
> should better be letter or such non-ISO value

Thank you, I'll give that a try.


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