Aargh printing

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Mon Aug 30 09:38:52 EDT 2004


To begin with, I would use tabs instead of spaces.

On Aug 29, 2004, at 10:27 AM, Mark Smith wrote:

> I'm having difficulty with a printing situation...
>
> Rev 2.2.1,  Mac OS 10.3.4
>
> I have a field containing columns of data, formatted by script using 
> spaces... the textFont of the field is set to 9 point Monaco, so fixed 
> width, to keep the columns straight.
>
> Using revPrintField, the result on paper is larger (I'd say 10 point) 
> and the the font, even though clearly still monaco, is clearly not 
> fixed width...the columns are now 'wavy'.
>
> Resetting the fontSize of the field before printing, and resetting 
> again, afterwards, like this :
>
> on doPrinting
>   set the textSize of fld "pList" to 8
>   set the printMargins to "30,30,30,30"
>   revShowPrintDialog false,true
>   if the result is "Cancel" then exit to top
>   revPrintField the name of fld "pList"
>   set the textSize of fld "pList" to 9
> end doPrinting
>
> solves the size problem, but the columns are still wavy.
>
> Copying the text into textEdit and printing from there solves the wavy 
> columns problem, but the fontSize is now reduced to 8 point. (Typing 
> directly into textEdit and printing seems to be fine...)
>
> Simply printing the card, with it's controls and everything (which I 
> don't want), shows the columns nice and straight, but the font size is 
> now even bigger, at 12 points, I'd say.
>
> Printing to a PDF shows all the same problems, so I don't think it's 
> the printer (an HP5552).
>
> Any ideas anyone?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
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