Printing Again - gray background when printing

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Sat Jan 29 09:39:40 CST 2005


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No, they are correct; it is not a bug.  The background is white on Mac 
OS X by default, but under Windows, it is determined by color choices 
the user makes in the control panel.  The "gray" printing default is 
maybe not ideal, but unless you explicitly specify a default color, you 
aren't given any guarantees as to what color you will actually get.  
You specify what you want, or you live with what you get.

And it is a feature, too: the default color is determined based on the 
environment in which the image is being rendered; in this way, the 
stack "blends in" with its environment.  I agree that it makes more 
sense to use a white background when printing, but it is not 
unreasonable to require the user to specify this.  Not at all.

On Jan 29, 2005, at 7:27 AM, Bill wrote:

> Gray background when printing but not visible on the screen.
>
>
> I bugzilla-ed this WYSIWYG failure and the bugzilla was marked as not 
> a bug.
> I think the gray should show on the screen the same as it prints as it 
> is
> annoying. I wish we could re-bugzilla this and get it fixed as I 
> believe
> that it is definitely not a feature.
>
>
> On 1/28/05 7:17 PM, "Frank D. Engel, Jr." <fde101 at fjrhome.net> wrote:
>
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>> The gray background of the field is due to the fact that the default
>> background color is being inherited from the card, which in turn
>> inherits its default color from the stack, which in turn inherits its
>> default color from the engine.  For whatever wacky reason (not really
>> relevant, I'd think), the default color of the engine is different for
>> printing than it is for display on the screen.  Manually specify a
>> background color of white for the card to fix this problem.
>>
>> As for the font issue, the card is being scaled when printed.  By
>> default, 1 pixel on the screen maps to 1 point on the printer.  Since
>> your screen is likely not 72 dpi (most have a higher resolution now),
>> the font appears bigger on the printout.  Check the documentation on
>> the printScale property for more info.
>>
>>
>> On Jan 28, 2005, at 5:40 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
>>
>>> I'm baffled....can anyone help?
>>>
>>> Mac OS 10.3.4
>>> RunRev 2.5 Studio
>>>
>>> To see if I can't get hold of this printing malarkey, I created a new
>>> mainstack. I placed 1 field on the 1st card and set its 'showBorder'
>>> to false. I pasted some text from texEdit into the field. I set the
>>> font to monaco, and the size to 9. I chose "print card' from the file
>>> menu, and printed the card.
>>>
>>> On screen, the card is plain white with some 9 point monaco text on 
>>> it.
>>> The printed page has a white border, the area of the field being 
>>> light
>>> grey. The text is at least 11 point.
>>>
>>> To check, I printed the same text from texEdit, all appears on the
>>> page as expected ie. 9 point monaco.
>>>
>>> Is this normal? Does anyone recognise this?
>>>
>>> TIA,
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
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>> Frank D. Engel, Jr.  <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
>>
>> $ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
>> $ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
>> John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
>> Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
>> everlasting life.
>> $
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Frank D. Engel, Jr.  <fde101 at fjrhome.net>

$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten 
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life.
$
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