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Re: [efax-users] Faxes printing too big


The problem is probably related to the resolution at which the
fax was received.  High-resolution faxes are 200x200 dpi, while
low-resolution are 100 (vertical) x 200 (horizontal) dpi.

If you are using the 'fax' script, efix will (should) take into
account the vertical resolution stored in the TIFF file when
deciding how to scale the image for printing.

However, there are many programs that can't handle TIFF files
with different horizontal and vertical resolutions.  In this case
the vertical scaling will be incorrect on faxes received in one
resolution or the other.

> I have efax-0.9 setup to answer calls on a Multitech modem and print
> everything received straight to a laser printer.
> Generally, it has been working fine.  However, the output from certain
> sending fax machines always shows up as too large.  The fonts appear to
> be twice as tall as they should be, the second half of the page is never
> visible because the printer runs off the end of the page, etc.
> It seemed to me like this might be a problem where efax converts from
> the fax format to Postscript.  I tried to upgrade to efax-0.9a but I
> encountered all sorts of problems with that so I downgraded back to 0.9
> and am back where I started.
> Does anyone have any ideas on why certain fax machines aren't working
> right with this setup?  When a "regular" fax machine is connected to
> receive those faxes they come across fine.
> Best,
> Sean

Ed Casas  edc@xxxxxxx   http://www.cce.com