OpenPrinting Summit - Print Dialog and Colour Management
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Sun Mar 20 16:50:22 GMT 2011
On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Christoph Bartoschek
<bartoschek at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 16 März 2011 schrieb John Layt:
>> inting- summit-san-francisco-2011
> I'm very happy to read that there is work to improve the current printing
> situation. KDE 3 had a wonderful printing system. It was far from perfect
> but usable. Unfortunately KDE 4 replaced it with a print dialog that is
> barely usable.
> I've looked at the Requirements page and started the dialog application. I
> have some comments and questions:
> - My biggest wish for a printing dialog is that the preview exactly matches
> the output. All current print dialogs that I know on linux have the problem
> that the output is not really predictible if one goes away from the default:
> printing A4 portrait to an A4 portrait printer.
> Often one has to try several options to get the desired result or one
> finally fails. Options that often cause problems are landscape/portrait the
> size of the media, or multiple pages printing.
> - The choice of the output paper size and tray should be more prominent. I
> have one printer where I can find the paper size only in the General tab at
> the last position of 50 options.
> - There should be visual feedback how the document applies to the paper.
> What happens if I print an A4 document and select an A5 paper? How can I
> specify that the document has to be shrunk to fit?
> - Is it possible let the dialog shrink the document by a given percentage
> and to align the document on the paper to have more empty space on the left
> for a hole-puncher
> - Is it possible to print an A5 document on A4 paper centered with optional
> with crop marks at the border?
> - Will the applications be able to change the document and send a new
> preview as soon as the options change?
> - For duplex printing I would like to see a left and right page or top and
> down page side by side in the preview.
> - If one prints more than one document page on a paper sheet it should be
> possible to specify the horizontal and vertical gaps.
> - The preview should optionally show the media borders, the printable area
> borders and the document borders on the media.
> - One advanced option I would like to see: I do not know of any duplex
> printer that is able to print the front and back page such that for example
> crop marks exactly match. Often there is an offset one has to apply. It
> would be nice if one could do this independently for the front and back page
> in the dialog.
> Christoph Bartoschek
In general it would be nice to see screenshots of the available
options and how they are laid out.
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