More on Windows printing...

Jerry Daniels jerry at daniels-mara.com
Thu Jan 6 17:20:56 CST 2005


formatForPrinting from the Rev Docs

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.

   Important!  Do not edit field text in a stack whose formatForPrinting 
is true. Doing so can cause display anomalies. Set the 
formatForPrinting property to false before you make changes to text in 
fields.

The spacing of printer font versions usually results in a 
difficult-to-read display when these fonts are used for screen viewing. 
To avoid display problems, set the formatForPrinting property to true 
only when printing. To let the user preview the appearance of the 
printed output, set the formatForPrinting property to true before 
opening the stack.


On Jan 6, 2005, at 5:11 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

> I just tried it, and it was different. Maybe it depends on the font or
> something.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Jerry
> Daniels
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 6:10 PM
> To: chipp at chipp.com; How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: More on Windows printing...
>
> 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:
>


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