page size

Malcolm Williamson malcolm at
Thu Oct 12 08:00:00 EDT 1995

On Wed, 11 Oct 1995, Jim & Mary Anne Schmidt wrote:

> I have been using the Linux version of GRASS downloaded from the moon. I am
> attempting to plot out a 7.5 minute quad sheet at 1:24000 scale on an HP
> DesignJet 650c with no postscript cartridge. I have succeeded in getting a
> plot using a combination of and Ghostscript v3.33 which converts the
> postscript file to a DesignJet format. However, seems to only create
> 8-1/2 x 11 page size plots. I have tried creating a postscript device file
> and selecting it with, but no matter what page size parameters I
> put in the file, always adjusts the scale so that the plot will fit

We're not running LINUX (rather, Solaris2.4), but have never had any 
problems producing large plots with A typical parameter file 
that we use for producing maps on a RasterGraphics 424CX D-size 
electrostatic plotter reads as follows:

level: 2
page width: 23.03
page height: 33.26
top margin: 0.75
bottom margin: 0
left margin: 0
right margin: 0
resolution: 400

We have also routinely plotted 8.5x14 plots on Apunix (Mitsubishi) and 
Intergraph (Shinko) dye-sublimation printers, and E-size and larger on 
an HP650c using Intergraph's printing software. No problems ever on page 
size. I guess I'd be suspicious of your Ghostscript setup, rather than
Malcolm D. Williamson - GIS Specialist           E-mail: malcolm at
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies      Telephone: (501) 575-6159
Ozark Rm. 12                                        Fax: (501) 575-5218 
University of Arkansas              
Fayetteville, AR 72701

> on the default page size.
> Has anyone using the GRASS/LINUX combination succeeded in using to
> create larger plots, with or without a postscript cartridge? 
> Thank you for your assistance.
> Jim Schmidt
> avenues at
> Columbia College
> Sonora, California

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