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       Prima::PS::Printer - PostScript interface to Prima::Printer


       use Prima; use Prima::PS::Printer;


       Realizes the Prima printer interface to PostScript level 2 document
       language through Prima::PS::Drawable module. Allows different user
       profiles to be created and managed with GUI setup dialog. The module is
       designed to be compliant with Prima::Printer interface.

       Also contains convenience classes (File, LPR, Pipe) for non-GUI use.


               use Prima::PS::Printer;

               my $x;
               if ( $preview) {
                       $x = Prima::PS::Pipe-> create( command => 'gv -');
               } elsif ( $print_in_file) {
                       $x = Prima::PS::File-> create( file => '');
               } else {
                       $x = Prima::PS::LPR-> create( args => '-Pcolorprinter');
               $x-> begin_doc;
               $x-> font-> size( 300);
               $x-> text_out( "hello!", 100, 100);
               $x-> end_doc;

Printer options

       Below is the list of options supported by "options" method:

       Color STRING
           One of : "Color, Monochrome"

       Resolution INTEGER
           Dots per inch.

       PageSize STRING
           One of: "Ainteger, Binteger, Executive, Folio, Ledger, Legal,
           Letter, Tabloid, US Common #10 Envelope".

       Copies INTEGER
       Scaling FLOAT
           1 is 100%, 1.5 is 150%, etc.

           One of : "Portrait", "Landscape".

       UseDeviceFonts BOOLEAN
           If 1, use limited set of device fonts in addition to exported
           bitmap fonts.

       UseDeviceFontsOnly BOOLEAN
           If 1, use limited set of device fonts instead of exported bitmap
           fonts.  Its usage may lead to that some document fonts will be

       MediaType STRING
           An arbitrary string representing special attributes of the medium
           other than its size, color, and weight. This parameter can be used
           to identify special media such as envelopes, letterheads, or
           preprinted forms.

       MediaColor STRING
           A string identifying the color of the medium.

       MediaWeight FLOAT
           The weight of the medium in grams per square meter. "Basis weight"
           or or null "ream weight" in pounds can be converted to grams per
           square meter by multiplying by 3.76; for example, 10-pound paper is
           approximately 37.6 grams per square meter.

       MediaClass STRING
           (Level 3) An arbitrary string representing attributes of the medium
           that may require special action by the output device, such as the
           selection of a color rendering dictionary. Devices should use the
           value of this parameter to trigger such media-related actions,
           reserving the MediaType parameter (above) for generic attributes
           requiring no device-specific action.  The MediaClass entry in the
           output device dictionary defines the allowable values for this
           parameter on a given device; attempting to set it to an unsupported
           value will cause a configuration error.

       InsertSheet BOOLEAN
           (Level 3) A flag specifying whether to insert a sheet of some
           special medium directly into the output document. Media coming from
           a source for which this attribute is Yes are sent directly to the
           output bin without passing through the device’s usual imaging
           mechanism (such as the fuser assembly on a laser printer).
           Consequently, nothing painted on the current page is actually
           imaged on the inserted medium.

       LeadingEdge BOOLEAN
           (Level 3) A value specifying the edge of the input medium that will
           enter the printing engine or imager first and across which data
           will be imaged.  Values reflect positions relative to a canonical
           page in portrait orientation (width smaller than height). When
           duplex printing is enabled, the canonical page orientation refers
           only to the front (recto) side of the medium.

       ManualFeed BOOLEAN
           Flag indicating whether the input medium is to be fed manually by a
           human operator (Yes) or automatically (No). A Yes value asserts
           that the human operator will manually feed media conforming to the
           specified attributes ( MediaColor, MediaWeight, MediaType,
           MediaClass, and InsertSheet). Thus, those attributes are not used
           to select from available media sources in the normal way, although
           their values may be presented to the human operator as an aid in
           selecting the correct medium. On devices that offer more than one
           manual feeding mechanism, the attributes may select among them.

       TraySwitch BOOLEAN
           (Level 3)  A flag specifying whether the output device supports
           automatic switching of media sources. When the originally selected
           source runs out of medium, some devices with multiple media sources
           can switch automatically, without human intervention, to an
           alternate source with the same attributes (such as PageSize and
           MediaColor) as the original.

       MediaPosition STRING
           (Level 3) The position number of the media source to be used.  This
           parameter does not override the normal media selection process
           described in the text, but if specified it will be honored -
           provided it can satisfy the input media request in a manner
           consistent with normal media selection - even if the media source
           it specifies is not the best available match for the requested

       DeferredMediaSelection BOOLEAN
           (Level 3) A flag determining when to perform media selection.  If
           Yes, media will be selected by an independent printing subsystem
           associated with the output device itself.

       MatchAll BOOLEAN
           A flag specifying whether input media request should match to all
           non-null values - MediaColor, MediaWeight etc.


       Dmitry Karasik, <>.


       Prima, Prima::Printer, Prima::Drawable,