Re: printing woes

On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 12:28, Chris Dunn < wrote:
I love Gnumeric but my inability to format and print stuff is stopping
me from using it for all purposes at present.

Using :

Slackware 9.1, kernel 2.4.22

Gnumeric 1.2.0 as packaged with Slackware.

Turboprint driver with a cheap inkjet Canon printer.

The printer behaves itself reasonably well with all other apps. 

When I print from Gnumeric I get the following problems :

1. # signs where cell contents are not fitting within a column width.
The date is a good example, and this problem seems somewhat random.
'26-Sep-03' prints but '23-Sep-03' prints as # signs. The entries appear
OK in the spreadsheet display and the problem only occurs in "print
preview" and in printing. "print preview" is consistent with the

The font resolution when printing is different from the on-screen
resolution. Unfortunately glyph width does not scale linearly with the
resolution, so some strings are wider when printed than when shown on
screen. You simply need to make the columns wide enough to allow for the
width required when printing. (I hate fonts in which the various digits
do not have exactly the same width. Apparently in the font of your
choice, the 3 is a smidge wider than the 6.)

2. Printed text is truncated at the boundary (boundary not printed) of a
column instead of continuing into the next (empty column). This too
seems arbitrary in that some text prints across the border, other text

This is usually a result of the content of the cell overprinted (the
cell must be completely empty to be overprinted) and the way the content
of the current cell was created. Strings will try to overprint the next
cell, function results will not.

Andreas J. Guelzow <aguelzow taliesin ca>

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