Printing Again

Mark Smith mark at
Sat Jan 29 07:52:46 EST 2005

Frank, thanks for this. All becomes a bit clearer...I just needed to 
know that this stuff is normal, so that the measures taken to deal with 
it are not just kludges that might break later on.

Thanks again,


On 29 Jan 2005, at 03:29, use-revolution-request at wrote:

> 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.

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