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Author Topic: Using 'Custom' Cardstock or Paper size  (Read 13081 times)
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« on: January 09, 2006, 11:59:41 PM »

Flipbook Printer doesn't seem to be able to handle other cardstock sizes.

I purchased ~1000 3" x 5" index cards to print a flipbook or 3. How do I use them in Flipbook Printer? If I choose 'Custom' for Paper size, where do I tell it what size 'custom' is?

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 07:15:44 AM »

flipbook printer is designed for this - you can customize nearly any imaginable layout.
(ps. make sure you download the latest beta version posted in this section - it has special features designed for handling big books and multiple copies of books).

you configure your card stock from the appropriate tab, then print out a test page (shows you boundries) until you get it right, then give it a custom name (like IndexCards3x5) and click the save icon.




when you get it right, upload the config file here (find it in your flipbook printer cardstock subdirectory) and attach it to a post in this section so others can use it smiley

let us know if you get it to work!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 10:57:37 AM »

If I understand you correct, I make the 'Label Height' and 'Label Width' measurements match the size I want the image on the index cards. Then -- by trial and error through test page printing -- I move the image onto the card by modifying the 'Offset X' and 'Offset Y' values.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2006, 11:42:42 AM »

i meant to make a little diagram, but basically yes:

set label height and width of the index cards.
set count vert and horz to number of cards in each column and row.
offset x and y are the left and top MARGINS.
spacing is space bettween cards.

leave corner radius and page extent alone.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006, 12:10:40 PM »

someone pointed out to me that you probably are saying you bought individual 3x5 cards rather than sheets with cards.
in this case i think you should be able to simple put
 countvert: 1
 counthorz: 1

and spacings all 0
and offsets all 0

let me know if it works.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2006, 12:33:24 PM »

This is what I was talking about in my original post. Adjusting all that doesn't adjust the size of the paper being printed on in the program.

This is before switching to 'Custom' paper size. (Paper size is still set to 'Letter')



This is after. Note that the program has still not been told what size 'Custom' is.



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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2006, 12:48:33 PM »

looks like i need to add some way to specify custom paper size.  No worries, i don't mind adding support for this.

however i have a question:
in the first case, where you just have page size set to Letter.
if you print out a test page or two, what does the result look like?
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2006, 01:05:49 PM »

I get a blank card.
I printed out a full sheet to find out where the program is printing it but my printer is handling the index cards differently so it doesnt seem to matter.
i.e. the printer prints on the index card what is in the center of the letter size paper relation-wise. Or maybe it's in the lower left; that's what I haven't figured out yet.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006, 01:12:48 PM »

ok so it definitely needs a fix - i will try to add options to specify custom page size.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 01:20:38 PM »

Either that or add common index card sizes to your list of paper sizes and take out custom.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 01:28:49 PM »

i wonder if you could also try this for the time being:
leave paper set to: letter.

and full around with Offset to get the drawing region into the printing region.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 01:15:15 PM »

I found it. It was printing right-stage middle on the letter size page.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2006, 01:25:09 PM »

glad you found a workaround for now, and thank you for posting the template on the other thread.
i will try to have custom page sizes added by monday.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2006, 05:13:02 PM »

new version updated with support for custom page sizes, right on time smiley
let me know if it works for you.
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