Specifies the length of the form in a continuous-forms printer that supports the IPDS SMS (Set Media Size) command.

If you do not specify the form-length attribute, InfoPrint looks in the input file for an inline form definition. If the input file does not contain a form definition, InfoPrint uses the default form definition for that InfoPrint actual destination. If the form definition does not specify the form length, InfoPrint uses the printer default value.

GUI label

Form length




Resettable, single-valued, per-job

Allowed Values

A numeric value from 0 to 3467.9 mm. The value you specify is in the form nnnn.nnn, which is a number that can optionally contain a decimal point. Millimeters is the unit of measure for the value that you specify.

Note: The actual destination can impose additional restrictions on the allowable range.

Default Value

No default value.

Usage guidelines

  • The form-length attribute overrides any form length value specified in the form definition that InfoPrint uses for the job.
  • If a value is not specified for form-length and there is no form length value specified in the form definition associated with the input file, the form length is defaulted to the printer console setting for form length.
  • InfoPrint validates and schedules jobs using this attribute against the form-length-range-supported actual destination attribute.