More on Windows printing...

Lynch, Jonathan BNZ2 at CDC.GOV
Thu Jan 6 17:33:08 CST 2005


I appreciate your feedback on this.

I tried setting it to format for printing, closing it, purging from
memory, then printing.

I created the stack to make an image of the field, and put the image
right underneath the field - so when it prints, I can compare the width
of the two fonts very carefully.

Unfortunately, there is still a difference between the two. It is a
small difference, but it is there.

I am not too worried about it for this project, because, for my
purposes, I can just use either the Modern or Garamond fonts, for which
the printer fonts are quite close, but a teeny bit smaller, so it wont
get clipped at the edges of fields.

For a future project I have in mind, I would really like to be able to
have a document that one just works on, with whatever fonts are desired,
and it comes out exactly as you see. Having to work on the layout in one
mode, then switch to another to see what the layout will look like, is
just too clunky for a practical work flow, when dealing with many
documents.

Then again, if I have no choice, then I have no choice - we'll see.

-----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 6:23 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: More on Windows printing...

Jonathan,

This comment may account for the anomalous behavior you encountered 
(again, from Rev Docs):

   Important!  Fonts inherited from another stack are not updated when 
you set the formatForPrinting of a stack. If the stack will be printed, 
make sure that either the stack's textFont property is set to a font 
name (not set to empty), or all fields to be printed have their own 
font rather than inheriting it.

If the stack's formatForPrinting property is true, the setting of the 
windowBoundingRect property is ignored when the stack is opened or 
maximized.

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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