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I am using Word 2003 on Windows XP and I am trying to figure out how to use
the PRINT field code. My ultimate goal is to embed postscript/pdfmark code
to pass to the PDFMaker utility, which creates PDF files from Word documents.
I have experience using field codes and I have read the documentation for
the PRINT field code. My issue is with the /p para group flag for the PRINT
field code. I either have misunderstood the documentation, or it is not
working as advertised. I will illustrate with a simple example. Consider a
simple document with only one paragraph and using the PRINT field code to
print text over the paragraph as in this example:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown
fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown
fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
{PRINT \p para "wp$x 2 div wp$y 2 div moveto 45 rotate /Helvetica findfont 12
scalefont setfont 0.5 setgray (hello) show "} The quick brown fox jumps over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

I expected this to produce the word "hello" printed at a 45 degree angle
over the center of the paragraph instead only the regular text appears with
no discernable effect of the PRINT field code.
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You might want to repost your question in the
microsoft.public.word.printingfonts newsgroup, where the users more
knowledgeable about print issues hang out.

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"Dave" wrote in message
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I am using Word 2003 on Windows XP and I am trying to figure out how to

use
the PRINT field code. My ultimate goal is to embed postscript/pdfmark

code
to pass to the PDFMaker utility, which creates PDF files from Word

documents.
I have experience using field codes and I have read the documentation for
the PRINT field code. My issue is with the /p para group flag for the

PRINT
field code. I either have misunderstood the documentation, or it is not
working as advertised. I will illustrate with a simple example. Consider

a
simple document with only one paragraph and using the PRINT field code to
print text over the paragraph as in this example:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps

over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick

brown
fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps

over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick

brown
fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
{PRINT \p para "wp$x 2 div wp$y 2 div moveto 45 rotate /Helvetica findfont

12
scalefont setfont 0.5 setgray (hello) show "} The quick brown fox jumps

over
the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

I expected this to produce the word "hello" printed at a 45 degree angle
over the center of the paragraph instead only the regular text appears

with
no discernable effect of the PRINT field code.


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Suzanne,

Thank you for the tip about reposting in the
microsoft.public.word.printingfonts newsgroup. Unfortunately, I have had
only one reply and it was not helpful (see
http://communities2.microsoft.com/co...7-f7c0f5cd382e).

Do you have any other suggestions about obtaining help for my question?

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Be patient?

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
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"Dave" wrote in message
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Suzanne,

Thank you for the tip about reposting in the
microsoft.public.word.printingfonts newsgroup. Unfortunately, I have had
only one reply and it was not helpful (see

http://communities2.microsoft.com/co...7-f7c0f5cd382e).

Do you have any other suggestions about obtaining help for my question?


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