More on Windows printing...

Jerry Daniels jerry at daniels-mara.com
Thu Jan 6 17:09:58 CST 2005


It's not the answer to world peace, but formatForPrinting property  
keeps the fonts consistent looking between printer and screen on  
Windows...at least it did with Rev 2.2. Haven't had to try it with 2.5.

-Jerry
On Jan 6, 2005, at 4:48 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:

> Anyone try this? Jerry Daniels says it solved his printing woes.
>
> Description
> Use the formatForPrinting property to improve printout appearance on  
> Windows systems.
>
> Value:
> The formatForPrinting of a stack is true or false.
>
> By default, the formatForPrinting property of newly created stacks is  
> set to false.
>
> Comments:
> Windows systems may use different font versions for printing and for  
> screen display, and the spacing of the print version may differ from  
> the spacing of the screen version. This can result in layouts and line  
> breaks differing between the screen display and the printed result.  
> For the best appearance of printed cards in a stack, make sure the  
> stack is closed (and not in memory), then set the stack's  
> formatForPrinting property to true before opening the stack to print  
> it.
>
>
> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
>>  > But - somehow MS word manages to look the same between both.
>>  > Not to sound paranoid or anything, but I tend to imagine it
>>  > was designed that way on purpose to make it tougher for
>>  > competing programs.
>> It seems you're not paranoid at all.
>> The decades' old rumors of Micro$oft using undocumented APIs in their  
>> own apps were confirmed in some of the anti-trust lawsuits won  
>> against them by more than two dozen governments worldwide in recent  
>> years.
>> References:
>> <http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_tuncom/public/20/mtc-00019410.htm>
>> <http://www.internetweek.com/breakingNews/INW20021101S0005>
>> <http://www.informationweek.com/langaletter/040799langa.htm>
>> <http://www.techweb.com/article/printableArticle.jhtml? 
>> articleID=26800416&site_section=> More:
>> <http://www.google.com/search?q=microsoft+undocumented+APIs+lawsuit>
>> Maybe the most entertaining read on the subject is Penfield Jackson's  
>> Finding of Facts on the case:
>> <http://usvms.gpo.gov/ms-findings2.html>
>> Excerpt:
>>   "Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious
>>    market power and immense profits to harm any firm that
>>    insists on pursuing initiatives that could intensify
>>    competition against one of Microsoft's core products. The
>>    ultimate result is that some innovations that would truly
>>    benefit consumers never occur for the sole reason that
>>    they do not coincide with Microsoft's self-interest."
>> -- 
>>  Richard Gaskin
>>  Fourth World Media Corporation
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