khtml printing (Was: Fix for printouts without margins)

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Thu Jan 20 09:27:46 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 23:15, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 21:46, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > On Tuesday 18 January 2005 21:54, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> > > Cheers,
> > > Kurt  [ who thinks it is by far more sucking that he cant control font
> > >         sizes from khtml printing. After all, khtml can re-render font
> > >         sizes for on-screen layout on the fly -- why not for on-paper
> > >         layout. The way khtml determines font sizes is a mystery to me.
> > >         It seems to take into account images on the page too, and
> > > scales them plus the text the same amount. Result is more often than
> > > not way to small fonts. Gimme a "Zoom Printed Font" control, please! ]
> >
> > khtml tries to render the page so that it fits the width of the paper, if
> > the minimum width of the page is larger than the paper width, it will
> > render the page using this larger width and then scale the result down to
> > the paper width.
> I'll try to run a few more tests in the next days....
> But I recall to have seen cases (a few weeks ago) where the same page
> printed differently in each consecutive run (where not a single setting
> was changed in the meanwhile). And these were pages which had no table,
> or frame on them -- resizing the konqui window did let the text re-flow
> nicely, with accordingly different linebreaks....
> Try this page f.e. (use print preview to save the paper, or if you dont
> have a printer):
> (no fixed width on the page, text reflows depending on your Konqui
> window resizing).

Ah indeed, it fails to correctly use the width of the paper and uses the width 
of the window instead. Fixed in khtml, please update and try.

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