[jp] Calendar Printing

TR tmst at nethere.com
Sat Mar 11 11:50:53 EST 2006


On Saturday 11 March 2006 02:24, Colin Brough wrote:
> > As an addendum, 0.99.8 seems to have, indeed, fixed the Calendar printing
> > problem. However, I'm still experiencing the identical problem with
> > printing my ToDo list after upgrading from 0.99.7 to ...8.
> >
> > Right now, I'm working around it by using the following as my print
> > command:
> >
> > "ps2pdf - - | lpr"
> >
> > This seems to work for printing Calendar, ToDo, everything.
>
> If you look at the PostScript at the start of the ToDo output, you'll
> see that it more closely resembles the Calendar output from 0.99.7 -
> the ToDo code wasn't updated between 0.99.7 and 0.99.8... Its actually
> trickier to do, since the week and month views are guaranteed to be
> single sheets, but the ToDo list could potentially be multiple sheets.
> This makes generating the PostScript in a way that conforms to things
> like the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions (DSC), or even coming
> close, hard.
>
> None of the PostScript jpilot currently produces fully complies, but
> getting the week and month views to do so wouldn't be too hard.
> Getting the ToDo and AddressBook and MemoPad output to conform would
> require a major restructuring of the way the PostScript is
> produced. (Read that as its unlikely to happen anytime soon!)
>
> Cheers
>
> Colin
>
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> Colin Brough                             Colin.Brough at blueyonder.co.uk
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Thanks, Colin. I'm just curious, but am wondering what the drawback(s) might 
be to incorporating 'ps2pdf' into JPilot in getting the output to conform 
more closely to DSC. Perhaps not all users have access to printers that can 
handle PDF? Or users are currently using the postscript output (of "cat > 
file.ps") in other ways?

-TR



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