From: John Selby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 22 2002 - 18:41:39 EDT
"Brian J. Murrell" asked:-
When I try to define a Custom paper size and then try to adjust the
margins on the Margin tab, I invariably get a dialog that says:
The margins selected are too large to fit on the page.
Example dimensions and margins:
will yield this error (as will just about any other size).
Is there something I am missing here?
I have tested this with Abiword 1.01 and the error message is as you say.
The problem seems to be that your top and bottom margins are impractical,
and are rather too SMALL.
(It doesn't help when the error message says that the margins are too LARGE
I find that the smallest top or bottom margin I can get Abiword to accept is
about 8 mm, which seems reasonable when you take into account the realities
of what part of a page most printers can successfully access?
If you really want these small margins you can bully Abiword into accepting
them by setting them on screen in edit mode, by dragging the relevant margin
markers to where you want them; this seems to override the error message.
However this method won't necessarily be successful in producing a
satisfactory print (probably depends on your printer).
There is also a small bug in the error generation from margin settings in
the page setup dialogue box (I've reported the bug but can't readily find
the bug number at the moment). The bug is perhaps associated with the error
message being generated at the wrong part of a loop.
To demonstrate this, set a margin (say top margin) at 8 mm and close the
dialogue box. Then go back and set it to 6 mm and close the dialogue box.
An "error" has been generated, but the dialogue box will close without
complaining, and the 6 mm setting will be applied.
Now go back and open the page setup box again, and close it without making
any change; the previously generated error message will appear and you will
be returned to the setup box when you close the error message.
In short, you can generate the margins you want (directly from the page
setup box) if you wish, but you have to get them all to your requirements
the first time; attempting to use the page setup box again if any margin is
outside Abiword's rules, will fail. However, on-screen adjustments can be
made anytime and you can use the page setup box to check the dimensions you
have set, so long as you then close the page setup box with "cancel" instead
Cheers, John selby.
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