Printing Hell

Thomas Gutzmann thomas.gutzmann at
Sun Jan 23 14:17:38 EST 2005

Hi Mark,

with my still limited experience with Rev, but ample experience with 
many other RAD tools, I strongly discourage to use RAD tools for 
reporting and printing.

I suggest to use AppleScript to hand over the data to a real printing 
application like Word, RagTime, Excel or whatever you use and which can 
be scripted.

Another option is a small commercial tool called dbReports 
( - if your 
application is db-centric; it can be used from within RB, but also has 
a stand-alone mode.

But the AppleScript option is really very good. Let each tool what it's 
good in.


Thomas G.

Am 23.01.2005 um 18:39 schrieb Mark Smith:

> Can anyone point me to a Rev printing tutorial? I'm having enormous 
> trouble getting simple things to print properly.
> For a start,  9 point text prints as 11 point, so apart from not being 
> what I want, the text no longer fits on the I set the 
> printScale to 0.75.
> Now the text looks ok, but the borders around it are either very faint 
> or missing completely...
> I think what I'm trying to do is simple:
> I have five vertical fields on a card, with their borders butted up 
> against each other, I fill each field with text, and print, with the 
> above hilarious results.
> As you can tell, printing seems to be insanely hard to do, at least 
> for me. Each time I try to set up a printing scenario, I eventually 
> give up and resort to copying text from Rev into other apps and 
> re-formatting and printing from there, without problem.
> I'm on OS X, and using a simple cheapo HP inkjet printer, though I've 
> had the same trouble with all my printers.
> Any help gratefully recieved,
> Cheers,
> Mark
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