class Printing.PageSetupAn instance of the PageSetup class is used to hold the information specified by the Page Setup command, such as margins, paper size and orientation.
Application object maintains a default PageSetup instance in its
page_setup property, and provides a default implementation of the Page
Setup command which edits it. When a view prints itself in response to
the Print command, if it can't obtain a PageSetup object from its associated model, it uses the one from the Application.
is no provision for saving the Application's PageSetup object; its
settings are retained only as long as the application runs. If you want
page setup information saved with your document, you should attach a
PageSetup object of your own to it and save it along with your
document's data (see below).
You can explicitly invoke a Page Setup dialog for a specific PageSetup object using the present_page_setup_dialog() function.
Saving page setup informationPageSetup
objects are pickleable, to facilitate saving and restoring them. This
method is recommended, rather than saving its properties individually,
because pickled PageSetup objects retain platform-dependent information
that may not be exposed through the generic properties. If you
pickle a PageSetup object and later restore it on the same platform,
all of the platform-specific information will be preserved.
generic properties are also saved in a platform-independent way,
so that if you unpickle it on a different platform, the most important
attributes ought to come across as best they can.
There are also from_string() and to_string()
methods which take and return a pickled representation as a string. You
may find these more convenient if you are using a non-pickle-based file
- Creates a PageSetup object with default settings.
- A string describing the paper size, such as "A4" or "Letter".
- A tuple (width, height) giving the size of the paper in points.
- One of 'portrait' or 'landscape'.
- The name of the printer for which the page setup has been created.
- Distances from the edge of the paper to the printed area.
- A tuple containing the four margin values.
- The size of the printed area. This is equal to the paper size minus the margins.
rectangle representing the printed area. The origin of the coordinate system is at the
top left corner of the page.
- Creates a PageSetup object from a string returned by the to_string() method.
- Returns a string-encoded representation suitable for passing to from_string().
- Presents a Page Setup
dialog box for the specifed PageSetup object and allows the user to
edit it. If the user accepts the changes, true is returned. Otherwise,
the PageSetup object is unaltered and false is returned.