[Kst] [Bug 216746] It should be possible to save the print configuration for kst

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Thu Feb 4 09:36:06 CET 2010


--- Comment #7 from Nicolas Brisset <nicolas brisset eurocopter com>  2010-02-04 09:36:03 ---
OK, nice addition. Thanks a lot.
How about the possibility to set some properties in the preferences, to avoid
having to set them manually each time we want to print?

I have tested it a bit in interactive mode and from what I could see:
- the orientation property is remembered from one print action to the next,
though I don't know whether Qt defaults to doing that or if it's done on
purpose. But that's nice.
- the default margins are extremely large (top/bottom: each 25.4 mm,
right/left: each 31.75 mm, or for A4 landscape 24% and 21% of the paper
estate!!) for any reason that's totally unclear to me. And worse: they are not
remembered => I have to set all four values to something more reasonable each
time, which is *very* painful and definitely has to be avoided.

Interestingly, in batch mode the margins are more reasonable. I suspect you
have set a better default there.

So to sum up, I would still recommend one of the two following options:
1) add a "Printing" section in the settings where we can set the margins and
orientation (and use that to initialize the print dialog) 
2) remember the last used values in the settings and restore that. It is even
less obtrusive UI-wise and should fit most people's needs. That would also work
for batch printing: you could print once interactively to set the settings and
then fire it from the command line

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