Class PageRanges is a printing attribute class, a set of integers, that identifies the range(s) of print-stream pages that the Printer object uses for each copy of each document which are to be printed. Nothing is printed for any pages identified that do not exist in the document(s). The attribute is associated with print-stream pages, not application-numbered pages (for example, the page numbers found in the headers and or footers for certain word processing applications).
In most cases, the exact pages to be printed will be generated by a device
driver and this attribute would not be required. However, when printing an
archived document which has already been formatted, the end user may elect to
print just a subset of the pages contained in the document. In this case, if
a page range of
"n-m" is specified, the first page
to be printed will be page n. All subsequent pages of the document
will be printed through and including page m.
If a PageRanges attribute is not specified for a print job, all pages of
the document will be printed. In other words, the default value for the
PageRanges attribute is always
The effect of a PageRanges attribute on a multidoc print job (a job with
multiple documents) depends on whether all the docs have the same page ranges
specified or whether different docs have different page ranges specified, and
on the (perhaps defaulted) value of the
MultipleDocumentHandlingmakes sense, and the printer's processing depends on the
IPP Compatibility: The PageRanges attribute's canonical array form
gives the lower and upper bound for each range of pages to be included in
and IPP "page-ranges" attribute. See class
SetOfIntegerSyntax for an
explanation of canonical array form. The category name returned by
getName() gives the IPP attribute name.