Print to PDF output dodgy on Windows

Mark Waddingham mark at
Mon Sep 4 03:47:35 EDT 2017

On 2017-09-04 09:20, Terry Judd via use-livecode wrote:
> 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?

The dictionary entry might need an update. Since we added 'fullscreen 
mode', I think the engine is a lot better at 'resetting things' when you 
toggle formatForPrinting on and off.

The 'formatForPrinting' changes the way fonts are handled on Windows to 
ensure that screen-specific hints and metric changes don't occur - 
'fullscreen mode' uses it implicitly internally on Windows too 
(otherwise fonts don't necessarily linearly scale with size, something 
which is quite important for printing!) so you should find you can just 
toggle it on and off.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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