Request: More Paper Format options in Save Layout mode, check sizes of current options (are they correct?)

Issue #936 resolved
Holly Ochidi created an issue

Valentina Version: 0.6.1.1

Current options:

savelayoutpaperformats.png

Please add more options, or ideally create an option to input a custom paper size, since the A0 through A4 paper sizes are primarily European. I and many others are using Valentina in the United States and require options for paper sizes available here.

I have access to a printer that does 11" x 17" sheets.

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  1. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    I and many others are using Valentina in the United States and require options for paper sizes available here

    Can you provide this list?

    or ideally create an option to input a custom paper size

    Yes, looks like we have missed Custom size option.

  2. Holly Ochidi reporter

    I and many others are using Valentina in the United States and require options for paper sizes available here

    Can you provide this list?

    Sure! Here is a link to a comprehensive list of US paper sizes:

    US Paper Sizes

  3. Holly Ochidi reporter

    Also, according to this Source of A paper sizes, A3 is supposed to be 11.7" x 16.5".

    I do not believe that is what is set in your code for the save layout printer format A3 option.

  4. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    I do not believe that is what is set in your code for the save layout printer format A3 option.

    Yes, you are right. In code we completely ignored this setting and always used A4.

  5. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    Sure! Here is a link to a comprehensive list of US paper sizes:

    Great! But can you help me to select which one need to be included. This should be formats supported by printers. Thanks.

  6. Holly Ochidi reporter

    Hi Roman,

    Essentially all of them on that site are supported by our printers here. Our printers will print on whatever size paper you put in them up to the maximum size paper it can handle, and that depends on the individual printer. The most common US paper sizes that would be useful for splitting patterns on are below:

    • Letter (ANSI A): 8.5 in. x 11 in. (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)
    • Legal: 8.5 in. x 14 in. (21.6 cm x 35.6 cm)
    • Tabloid (ANSI B): 11 in. x 17 in. (27.9 cm x 43.2 cm)

    However, if it is not a tremendous difficulty in coding, the ideal solution would be to eliminate all standardized paper size options in your menu and allow users to input the custom values for the paper size they wish to use, as some users may have access to printers that print up to 22 inches in width or even larger.

  7. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    However, if it is not a tremendous difficulty in coding, the ideal solution would be to eliminate all standardized paper size options in your menu and allow users to input the custom values for the paper size they wish to use

    We support not only dialog, but also command line options. So, maybe yes, it is not very hard to add, but i wish to add only hard coded options. I just really don't have time for custom size for tiled output. Maybe somebody else will be more interested in implementing this feature. I hope you understand.

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