[kdepim-users] Kaddressbook print feature

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Jan 10 21:27:51 GMT 2010

On Sunday 10 January 2010, Mike Moore wrote:
> Hello all.
> This holiday, my wife and I went shopping for a new paper address
> book for her.  She then spent an hour and copied all her old
> addresses into the new book.  It was clear to me that a better way to
> do this is to maintain your contacts in kaddressbook and then print
> them out for reference - thus you can maintain both a paper and
> electronic version.
> Kaddressbook has this capability, but I find the printing options
> limited. I would like to create some new print templates (and perhaps
> correct one of the existing templates I saw having format problems). 
> This would help my wife, give me a nice project to work on in my
> limited spare time, and allow me to contribute something back to the
> wonderful KDE community.
> Any thoughts on where to begin?  I would like to correspond with
> someone directly for a few hints on where the print templates are
> stored, etc... (or on mailing list if appropriate).

As far as I can see the printing templates are hard-coded. If you know 
C++ then you can of course still fix them or create new ones. You might 
want to wait for KDE SC 4.4 since KAddressBook has been rewritten from 

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