Vector export?

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Feb 21 00:11:25 CET 2015


Hi Graham - I think I’ve had that blank page problem before and the
solution was to use ‘print break’ between each card that was printed -
even if there was only one card. My print routine for a multi page A4
report goes something like this…

set the printPaperSize to 595,842 # A4 size
set the printScale to 1
open printing to pdf tPath
if the result is "Cancel" then exit printReport
put 0,0,595,842 into tRect
print card "A" of this stack into tRect
print break
print card "B" of this stack into tRect
print break
print card "C" of this stack into tRect
close printing


As far as the titlebar thing goes I guess you can just add a field or
whatever that is only shown when printing, in which case you would
temporarily need to move the rest of the card controls down a tad.

Terry...



On 21/02/2015 12:26 am, "Graham Samuel" <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:

>I am keen to implement this, but I came up against a couple of little
>problems:
>
>1. If I try to export a whole window (a card, really), after setting the
>printPaperSize to the window’s dimensions and printMargins to zero,  I
>get two pages in my PDF, the first one blank. The print statement itself
>says ‘print this card’, which should print one card, and the page size
>seems right, so it’s a mystery. Can anyone say why this happens?
>
>2. Actually I even wanted to show the title bar of the window, which
>exporting the card doesn’t do (this is not a bug, just the way it works,
>AFAICS). I decided to add a bit extra to the height of the page to
>accommodate at least a bit of empty space to represent the title bar, but
>this didn’t work. I still got two pages, and the second page was the
>exact size of the window. Mysterious again.
>
>OTOH, the quality of the PDFs is superb.
>
>Graham
>
>> On 20 Feb 2015, at 00:38, Terry Judd <terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> 
>> David¹s right - PDF export is definitely the way to go. It¹s even good
>>for
>> bitmaps if you use high res images that have been sized down and locked
>> within LC.
>> 
>> Terry...
>> 
>> On 20/02/2015 9:56 am, "Graham Samuel" <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Ha! Sounds promising. Midnight here, I¹ll investigate tomorrow. Thanks
>>> 
>>> Graham
>>> 
>>>> On 19 Feb 2015, at 23:33, dfepstein at comcast.net wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> For high resolution export of vectors:  open printing to pdf
>>>> 
>>>> David Epstein 
>>> 
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