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Create custom Epson paper sizes in VectorWorks Apps
Today I was drawing in VectorWorks 9.5.0 and I needed to print in a custom paper size. But I own an Epson Stylus Color 777 and the drivers for OS X don't allow you to create custom paper sizes, at least at this time.

But I discovered that you can actually create them!

I drew what I needed, saved it and quit VectorWorks. I was decided to print it in the Classic environment, because I have my printer installed in OS 9 and there custom sizes are allowed. So I went to start Classic but first I went to the VW folder and selected the VW icon, pressed command + i for file info and checked the option to start up it in Classic (although not recommended by VW's manufacturer). Then I launched Classic and then VW.

Of course, here I was allowed to create a custom paper size, and I made a 24 x 110 cm page. I printed it succesfully (but slowly), and quit VW, quit the Classic environment and then again went to the VW icon to uncheck the "startup in Classic option".

Only because of curiosity, I launched VW again (now in native OS X, not Classic) and opened the drawing I was working on. Went to page setup and ... surprise! The custom paper size I had made in Classic appeared selected! I tried to print in a paper of that size, and... it was printed succesfully!!!

So, VW 9.5.0 keeps custom paper sizes from OS 9 to OS X, and you can print in custom sizes in X.

After you create a custom paper size, do not delete that file. Just clear its contents and paste whatever you want to print, because that custom size is available only for that file. But VW accepts lots of image formats, text, and others, so if you have it, you can use it for creating custom papers if you have an Epson printer. I think it should work with other X supported Epson models.
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Good News
Authored by: EphraimWoody on Mar 30, '02 08:24:19AM

This is good news - It makes me think it will not be that hard for Apple to get custom paper sizes working.



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Good News
Authored by: mattblack on Apr 07, '02 03:19:20PM

But who



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Good News
Authored by: mattblack on Apr 07, '02 03:21:28PM

But who



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