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    tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Hello all,

    We have the following problem and I hope some of you have a briliant solution.

    At my work some users create books in other formats than A4. e.g. 13 cm x 21.5 cm. So we have created a template with those settings and the users are typing there story in Word. When creating a PDF and sending it to the pressoffice all works well.
    BUT... now the users want to print a copy here in the office. It will cost to much to have this special paperformat in house to print on it, so we want to print it on normal A4 but it should not lose the original settings and should print the same as the pressoffice will do from the PDF file.
    As you understand, when printing the printer will tell us that the wrong paper is in the printer, so it will not print.

    Is there a solution so we can trick the printer???
    Thanks is advance for looking into this matter.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Sometimes you can just hit the "start" or "continue" or "online" button of the printer (depends on brand and type) once or twice and printing will resume on the "wrong" paper.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Hello Hans,

    Yes, you are correct but we use two kind of printers currently. On the HP printers we have to reset it for every page (so no solution on a book) and on the Canon printer we don't have the bypass option.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    If you print the PDF file, instead of the word document, then I think you will find an option to resize your pages to A4.

    StuartR

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Hello Stuart,

    Will this resize not alter the layout of the document... because we don't want that.
    I just want to print a smaller page layout on an A4 paper.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    I think that this option will do what you want.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    YES....... no....

    Sorry, we use Word 97 and that option is not available.
    - by the end of this year we have Office XP, that could make live a little easy.. I hope -

    Thanks anyway, any other bright ideas?

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    That screen shot is not from Word, it is from Acrobat Reader.
    Since you said that the documents are sent off in PDF format I was suggesting that you print from Acrobat.

    StuartR

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Oeps....

    Looking with my eyes closed .. hihi
    Yes, I found it..... We will give it a try and let you know if this solves our problem

    Thanks for your effort

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    See if your printers have an option something like "Shrink to fit".

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    I think that if you put the paper into the manual feed of the printer, then the application will not know what size the paper is and will print on it in the desired format.
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Hello Howard,

    The printers don't have this option. Thanks

    Legare,

    Thanks, I will give it a try

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    (Edited by HansV to activate URL - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Greetings
    You can find an excellent print driver on the web at http://www.fineprint.com. In addition to many other useful features, you can "trick your printer" in the way you describe. Set your document page setup for a larger sheet and then set Fineprint for the actual desired sheet size. Scaling will take place automatically. I have used this through the various versions of windows, now including XP pro, and find it very stable.

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    Re: tricking a printer (WD97SR2)

    Hello CaveGeek,

    Thanks, this could be a solution. I'll pas it on and we will give it a try

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