[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Touch 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.
>
>
> -Martin


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