Page Layout allows you to set the dimensions of the current ticket by changing the paper size and orientation, the page margins, and the number of tickets per page. Page Layout is divided into two sections - Page Layout and Paper Size.
The red lines represent the ticket margins. You can change the ticket margins here. The blue lines are used to represent the printing margins for your printer. You will need to set these printer margins in the Print Margins Layout Window. If any of the red lines lie outside the blue lines, that portion of the ticket whose border is outside the blue lines will not print. You can modify the ticket layout margins by entering the desired values in the appropriate fields for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margins. The changes appear in the preview display on the right side of the screen.
Margins: Left, Right, Top, Bottom, range: unlimited, default: 0.0 inches
We set the default page layout margins to 0.0 inches for a very specific reason. If you do not want to deal with having to trim your ticket's edges, then leave these margins at 0.0 inches. This way, all of your tickets will be the exact same size without doing any trimming. If, however, you want to print, for example, five tickets/page that are 7.5" x 2.2", you would want to make the left margin 1", and leave the right, top, and bottom margins at 0.0". After you print the tickets, you'd have to trim 1" off the left side.
The Page Layout section allows you to change the following settings:
Left, Right, Top, and Bottom Page Margins: Page margins represent the area on a piece of paper that will be removed after printing. For example, if you set the left page margin to .5", you are indicating that you plan on trimming a half inch on the left side. This effectively reduces the paper width by half an inch. You can create tickets without a border by setting the page margins equal to the printer margins. Leave these values zero if you do not plan on trimming the paper after it has printed.
Columns: The number of columns that will print per page. The number of tickets per page is equal to the number of columns times the number of rows.
Rows: The number of rows that will print per page. The number of tickets per page is equal to the number of columns times the number of rows.
Gutters: The amount of gutter space on each side of a ticket. Available In: TicketBench Enterprise.
The Paper Size section allows you to change the following settings:
Paper Size: Select one of eight different paper sizes or a user defined paper size to design your ticket on. These do not necessarily represent the paper sizes your printer can print on. Make sure your printer can print on the selected paper size. User Defined Available In: TicketBench Pro, TicketBench Enterprise.
Width: The width, in inches, of the user defined paper size you wish to use. This option is only available if the Paper Size is set to User Defined. Available In: TicketBench Pro, TicketBench Enterprise.
Height: The height, in inches, of the user defined paper size you wish to use. This option is only available if the Paper Size is set to User Defined. Available in: TicketBench Pro, TicketBench Enterprise.
Orientation: The orientation of the paper.
Double Sided: Indicates that the project you are designing has a front and a back. Available In: TicketBench Enterprise.
The right half of the dialog contains a preview area that reflects your changes. The black rectangle represents the paper, the red lines represent the full size of each ticket, and the blue lines represent the printable area of each ticket.