[rfc-i] Pagination requirements
touch at isi.edu
Wed May 23 11:43:13 PDT 2012
On 5/23/2012 11:29 AM, Martin Rex wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>> Joe Hildebrand wrote:
>>>> Printing the current format is an absolute mess, unless you
>>>> have a vintage line printer.
>>> Not true. I regularly print I-Ds and occasionally RFCs in
>>> "booklet" format on all kinds of printers (as long as they
>>> support that format of course, but it seems to be widespread
>>> on duplex printers).
>> FWIW, MS Word imports .txt files with ^L's fine, and respects them as
>> page breaks.
> Now that you mention it.
> Wordpad (which is part of Microsoft Windows), also understands
> and respects FormFeed (^L) characters. On Windows XP/2003,
> it will directly print RFCs correctly (due to the default 10cpi
> font size and default 1inch left and right margin).
> WordPad in Windows 7 uses different defaults. (1 1/4 left and right
> margins and 11cpi font size), so what you would have to do to make
> it print
> - Drop-down Menu "Page Setup" change the left& right margins
> to 1inch (25.4mm) -- that setting is memorized through restarts
also turn off page numbers there
also turn off word wrap (just in case you get an ID/RFC that
has longer lines)
both the above are kept thought restarts
> - after loading of the rfcXXXX.txt in Win7 Wordpad,
> use "Select All" (Keyboard Shortcut<Ctrl-A>)
> and then change the font size in the drop-down list next to the
> font name in the Toolbar(Ribbon) from its "11"cpi size to "10" cpi.
FWIW, any size 10 or below works. You *can* pick a smaller size,
though it has little benefit.
> - print.
> I boldly assume that this is within the skill level expected
> from the target audience of IETF RFCs.
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