Printing multiple pages
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Jan 18 22:12:39 CST 2009
Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> One factor that is turning me away from using a print stack is the
> slowness of "print this card". In some rough tests, I found it to take
> about 140 ticks per card where revPrintText & revPrintField were
> taking 13 - 14 ticks. Once you have more than a couple pages to print,
> this speed difference would become significant.
That's interesting, I never thought to time it. I'm not sure it's
printing a card that is the slowdown though, since both the rev commands
create a temporary stack with field objects and use that to "print card"
sequentially until the field content is exhausted. Then they delete the
temp stack when done. Printing a card is the only way to do printing
when you come right down to it. Maybe your test stack had a lot of other
objects on it? Or something else that would have to render? It's all I
can think of.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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