A common application for using PDF Image Printer's printer overrides to force the paper size is when printing oil well logs. An oil well log is one long continuous page of data that varies in length. We have many companies that use PDF Image Printer to print oil well logs because PDF Image Printer can be configured to print the oil well log as one continuous page, rather than breaking the oil well log into multiple pages, and end the page where the data ends despite the variability in page length.
Below are instructions on how to create a profile that will correctly convert your oil well logs to your desired output format by using the Printer Overrides tab to force a custom paper size and the Page Editing tab to enabling trimming.
1.Launch the PDF Image Printer Dashboard.
2.Select "Edit & Create Profiles" to open Profile Manager.
3.Select "Add a profile" to create a personal profile, or create a copy of one of our system profiles.
4.Name the profile, add a description, and click Save.
5.On the Printer Overrides tab, under Force Paper Size, enable Use the following form or custom paper size.
6.Enter the page size. In this example we will use Width 8.5" and Height 100". Since the length of oil well logs vary, we are going to enter the maximum possible page length which is 100". This will create a varying amount of white space at the bottom of your output files which we will remove using the trimming feature.
7.On the Page Editing tab, under Trim Existing Margins by Color Intensity, click the bottom arrow to enable trimming of the bottom margin of the page.
8.Ensure that the color intensity sliding scale is set to white. This means that PDF Image Printer will trim your output file from the bottom of the page until it reaches the first pixel that is not white.
9.Click Save-Back, and close Profile Manager.
If you plan to use these settings regularly, you may wish to make this personal profile the default profile used by PDF Image Printer.
i.Select "Manage Printers" to open Printer Management.
i.Select the printer you wish to edit and use the Profile drop box to select your desired default profile.
ii.Select the Save icon to save changes.
iii.Select the Home icon to return to the Dashboard.
10.Close the Dashboard. Now when you print your documents to PDF Image Printer, you will create output files as one continuous page of varying lengths depending on the length of the original oil well logs.