[Kmymoney-devel] Check printing (again)
ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 31 23:16:18 UTC 2014
On 2014.08.31 18:02, Jack wrote:
> I'm finally documenting the Print check plugin in the manual - but I
> can't get it to work. File/Print works, but Transaction/Print check
> is grayed out. I do have a template selected in the
> Settings/Configure KMyMoney/Configur Plugins/Print check dialog. I
> have a real check transaction selected in a checking account ledger.
> I've looked at several old emails about this, and it looks like I
> acutally did get it to work at one point.
> Because I was having problems with my printer, I have even switched
> printers, and the new one (really just a different old one) works
> fine in other apps, and printing the home page from KMM.
> Any thoughts on what I might be missing?
More info - it still does not work in my Gentoo installed 4.6.6.
However, compiling from git, and running that version - it works!
(more on that in a separate message.) I'm really not sure what the
difference is. I just printed to PDF, so the printer itself shouldn't
Now - more comments and questions.
- looking in printcheck.cpp line 51, I'm curious why it mentions
"iCalendar" - is this perhaps just left over from creating this by
initially copying the iCalender plugin?
- I remember a question on the mailing list about this not doing
anything if it was called a second time. There is a "markAsPrinted"
piece that appears to keep a list of printed transactions, perhaps to
intentionally avoid printing a check twice. Do I read it correctly?
If so, does it make sense, or should there be a way to reprint a check,
such as if the first copy was damaged?
- I found the list of substitution variables, so I can actually
document what can go in a template.
- for $DATE, it uses the current date. I'm tempted to add a
$CHECK_DATE to use the date from the transaction, but I think I'll wait
until after this release to attempt that. :-)
- I don't see anything that looks like it would cause this to be
enabled in the git version and disabled in by distro version - when
looking at the same .kmy file.
At this point, I'm tempted to just put a note in the doc that use of
this plugin is not guaranteed, meaning that it might be disabled for an
indeterminate reason. I want to get it into the manual, but I don't
want to spend much more time on it now.
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