[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Hildebrand jhildebr at cisco.com
Wed May 23 11:58:25 PDT 2012


If the goal is to prevent anyone who isn't a member of the club from
participating, the underlying will work just fine.

I don't see that as a goal of the format, however.


On 5/23/12 12:43 PM, "Joe Touch" <touch at isi.edu> wrote:

> 
> 
> 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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