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From Klaus Muth <m...@hagos.de>
Subject Re: HP LaserJet question
Date Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:47:33 GMT


Am 07.09.2013 19:09, schrieb Gary Aitken:

> As I recall from a long time ago, PostScript uses reverse polish notation,
> and you cannot begin printing anything until the entire document has been 
> received -- there's a "showpage" command at the very end that starts the
> PostScript interpretation.  Up until that point, an element could appear 
> which changes the result.  If you print one page at a time you will see the
> difference.  Not that that is a solution, but it might help explain what
> you're seeing.  Even if a document is broken up into pages, the whole thing
> could be scaled at the very end.

Nope. showpage is used to print every single page - after showpage the
transformation matrix is reset. So you can scale the whole page at the very
end of the page, but you can't scale anything of the page before.

So you can't print anything, before the whole page is done, but this is done
page by page.

klaus

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