Print to PDF output dodgy on Windows

Terry Judd terry.judd at
Mon Sep 4 03:20:24 EDT 2017

Thanks Mark - I wasn't aware of that setting. I'll try setting it to true before I print each report and see what happens. Based on the dictionary entry it sounds like I'll need to set it back to false again before my script updates all the report's various templates, and perhaps even close and reopen the stack before turning it back on and printing the next report?


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> On 4 Sep 2017, at 4:20 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> On 2017-09-04 06:43, Terry Judd via use-livecode wrote:
>> Before I bug report this, has anyone else had problems printing styled
>> text to PDF on Windows? I’ve been printing multipage reports (lots of
>> formatting, graphics etc) to PDF using LC on a Mac for ages without
>> any problems (well, not this particular problem at least). However,
>> when I try to do the same on Windows it screws up the text formatting
>> if any of the text within a field to be printed includes bolded or
>> italicised words, introducing adjacent non-existent spaces or (equally
>> bad) rending the styled text so that it overlaps the non-styled text
>> on either side of it. I’ve tried changing the font at the stack and
>> field level, thinking that might help but to no avail. If an entire
>> line or field has a style associated with it then there is no problem.
>> It’s only when styles are mixed within a field.
> Do you have 'the formatForPrinting' of the stack set to true?
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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