New thread: print mirrored text (horiz. flip)
Posted on 1998-03-24
I create this new thread because the old was so big that i had time to smoke one cigarette before i load it entirely to see the incoming comments.
The deal is always:
A part of a a program that i write consist in printing text to a Laser HP5 with horizontal flipping (so the text is printed in mirrored way).
I can't use mirrored fonts, because my customer will have the ability to change these fonts later.
The report consist in a few hundred pages, at the A4 format, and each page has a lot of text ( i would say : about 3 columns of 100 lines each (it's a medium value)
Many softwares can do that, like QuarkXpress, Corel Ventura,.. but i can't use it: my program must do all the stuff.
A few ptinter can do this directly: my Epson Stylus prints at 1440 dpi and i can check a box which prints 'mirrored': but my customer will have the ability to print from quite any printer.
At the beginning, i thought that some component could exist, which can do this: a sort of special Component_Report. But perhaps not ?
The amount of points will be upgraded to 1000 points after the forum re-credit me the points of tghe old thread.
Jean marie Verdi