Default page size (was 2.2 release imminent)

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Apr 17 05:47:05 GMT 2001

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 06:37:00 Damian Ivereigh wrote:
> I have only tried this on win2k, but it probably also 
> breaks on NT. So setup a printer (upload a driver etc etc) 
> and set everything you can find on it A4. Now take a new PC 
> and if you're feeling up to it even change the locality 
> on your win2k client to the UK, however it is not
> important. Now, install the new printer onto this 
> local PC. Open up Powerpoint (other apps may do, but I know 
> it fails with PP) and set it to print on this printer. Set 
> the preferences to be A4 size paper.
> Now close PP. Reopen it and go and set it to print to this printer
> again. Go and check the preferences again. The papersize has either
> changed to Letter or Legal, not A4.

This sounds like the global device mode vs. per user device
mode in Win2k.  Jeremy, I thought the per user device mode 
was stored in the local client's registry.

Damian, Could you try to reproduce this on NT 4?  I'll try
when I get back to the office.

Cheers, jerry
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