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HP Designjet 10ps and 20ps Printers - Creating Custom Page Sizes in FreeHand and Quark for Windows and Macintosh

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This document contains information on how to create custom page sizes in Freehand and Quark when using the HP Designjet 10/20ps printer. These issues pertain to both the Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems.
FreeHand 8 for Windows
Unlike other applications, FreeHand 8 does not use the PostScript (R) driver at all. Therefore any settings in the property pages supplied by the driver have no effect at all.
To create the custom page:
  1. Go to Modify, Document, and then Add a custom page size to the document using the untitled dialog box.
  2. Ignore File , Printer Setup and the corresponding Print Setup dialog box. It has no effect on the page size.
  3. Select File, and then Print
  4. Check Use PPD and select the PPD using the adjacent button. Typically the PPD is installed in: C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpdj20ps.ppd
  5. Click Setup. Bring Page Setup tab on top and select custom page size. Enter the page dimensions in the corresponding fields. Click OK
  6. Click OK to print.
FreeHand 9 and 10 for Macintosh
FreeHand 9 and FreeHand 10 generate part of the PostScript code without the help of the PostScript driver. However, these two versions of FreeHand call the driver to generate the standard setup section. So the page size is set twice: first by the driver and later by FreeHand. The page size set by the driver has no effect unless it triggers page device errors.
To be safe the user needs to set the page size in both places: the driver and FreeHand.
To create a custom page size:
  1. Create a new document as File, New
  2. Open an untitled dialog box as Window, Inspectors, Document, and select the Document tab.
  3. Select custom page size and enter x and y values. Press ENTER. Watch the changed document size on the screen.
  4. Select File, Page Setup dialog. Choose Custom Page Sizes entry in the list box. Press NEW button and create a custom page size. Select this size page. The page size selected here has limited effect. If it is not correct it can trigger PostScript errors but it does not have other effects.
  5. Select File, Print.
  6. Check Use PPD and select the PPD using the adjacent button. The PPD is installed typically in Hard Disk Name:System Folder:Extensions:hpdj10ps.ppd (or hpdj20ps.ppd for the HP Designjet 20ps)
  7. Press Setup. Bring Page Setup tab on top and select custom page size. Enter the page dimensions in the corresponding fields. Click OK
  8. Click OK to print.
The custom page setup in PC is very similar to the one in Mac.
Quark Xpress v. 4.1 for Macintosh
In order to select a custom page size in Quark XPress for Mac, you need to select it both in Quark XPress and in the driver. The steps to select the custom page size are:
  1. Create a new document as File, New. Type in the page dimensions in the New Document dialog box.
  2. Select File, Print or File, Page Setup. They open the same Print dialog box.
  3. Select Setup tab. Choose hp Designjet 10ps RIP PPD or hp Designjet 20ps RIP PPD.
  4. Select custom page size and the correct paper width.
  5. Click Page Setup.
  6. Select Custom Page Size in the list box. Select correct custom page size or create a new one by clicking New . Press OK.
  7. Click Print.
Quark Xpress v. 4.1 for Windows 2000
In order to select a custom page size in Quark XPress for Windows 2000, you need to select it both in Quark XPress and in the driver. The steps to select the custom page size are:
  1. Create a new document as File, New. Type in the page dimensions in the New Document dialog box.
  2. Select File, Print or File, Page Setup. They open the same Print dialog box.
  3. Select printer and click Properties. Select Paper/Quality tab and click Advanced button.
  4. Select PostScript Custom paper size and click Edit custom paper size. Type in the dimensions.
  5. Select Setup tab and choose custom paper size.
  6. Select Setup tab and enter the paper width into Paper Width. Set paper height to Automatic.
  7. Press Print.

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