Postby dastalfo on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:48 pm
Is there a way to disable printer metrics in this version? I have an HP Photosmart c7280 printer as my default. If I have a large document, I like to send it to my network printer which is a Gestetner printer / copier. However, the page layout gets all messed up when selecting a different printer other than my default, in which the document was created in.
I read versions 10 and greater have the option to “do not format document using print metrics”, but not so in WP8. The Corel document I am refering to is 758954.
Postby Graphcat on Sun May 04, 2008 8:37 am
Not by using the WordPerfect feature–that was added after version 8; the ‘Convert’ options page gained a few items.
Workaround: Don’t use printer drivers for real printers–use PDF instead. PDF doesn’t change page breaks when sent to different printers.
Yes, that’s an extra step to print to a PDF driver (Search for “CreatePDF” at sourceforge.net for a good free product.), and then to open the resulting file in Adobe Reader and print it to wherever its needed from there.
I do a newsletter layout that has to be created in 300 DPI PDF for online use, and 2400 DPI PDF for an offset printer. Nothing moves when I change resolutions. That’s in 12 and X3, right now, but I’ve done the same project monthly for 10 years, and the result has always been reliable in PDF, and always a pain to fix page break shifts when I used drivers for actual printing devices.