Re: Barcode Vocalization Application

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Tue Oct 21 2003 - 04:43:15 CDT

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Alan Dechert wrote:

> For now, maybe you could put a watermark. Say, an American flag. Maybe
> some scenery and/or portrait of the Wright Brothers or something. Some
> parameters for these images would be fixed according to some calculations on
> application startup.
>

I'll see what I can do.

> Questions:
>
> With your printing routine with the on-line ballot, can the ballot be sent
> straight to the printer, rather than going to PDF file?
>

Yes, that was what I intended. I made the PDF document just because I
thought it was more likely that people could view and print PDF rather
than PostScript.

> Can we improve the output when using Acrobat to print the PDF? The margins
> are way off. I notice the type is smaller too. Maybe we need to change
> some settings in Acrobat before using with your ballot printing routine? I
> am now using reader 6.0.
>

When printing is made at the demo, there will be no PDF or Acrobat
involved. But for the html version of the demo, I suppose one should
return a PDF file when "Print my ballot" is selected. But since many
probably also will print it on other paper formats than US letter,
maybe one should return a reduced size ballot, like this:

  http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/voting-project/reduced.pdf

Then it does not matter if the PDF viewer, or print driver, modifies
the margins somewhat.

/Jan
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