[Desktop_printing] How to make a good GUI for page overrides

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmx.net
Tue Feb 14 12:20:08 PST 2006


McDonald, Ira wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> See IEEE-ISTO PWG "Standard IPP Page Overrides" (PWG 5100.6-2003) 
> in the directory:
> 
>   ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates
> 
> in the file:
> 
>   cs-ipppageoverride10-20031031-5100.6.pdf
> 
> NOTE:  This document _obsoletes_ and replaces the former document
> PWG 5100.4-2001, which is NOT compatible and is also NOT supported
> by any shipping printer implementations.
> 
> Both CIP4 JDF and PWG standard job ticket formats already support 
> page overrides and several printer vendors now have shipping 
> implementations.
> 
> The FSG Open Printing Job Ticket API/1.0 could very easily be 
> extended to support parsing and building of page overrides.
> 

Yes, and therefore we should also thing about a user-friendly way how to
control page overrides in the printing dialog.

My Foomatic example was only intended so that the reader can try out
page overrides on an existing distro.

   Till



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