Re: Gtk+ printing dialog highlevel thoughts


In case anyone reading is unfamiliar with what is meant by "WYSIWYG", which I have used several times, it means "What You See Is What You Get".

Print preview is of course "normally" supposed to reflect visually what will be on paper. For some user populations this is not desirable (some users will find such a presentation painful or impossible to read, when presented onscreen). Print preview however is very useful in showing the page _layout_ as well as colors, for instance pagination, word breaks, etc., and thus is still useful even when the paper color and/or text colors are not the same as what will be printed on the physical page. For such users, a "print preview" option which uses the themed color combinations for text and text-base does make sense, even though for most users it does not.

Best regards,


Alexander Larsson wrote:

On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 16:29 +0530, Viraj Chatterjee wrote:
Isn't "Print Preview" supposed to mirror what will appear on paper?
Should this be done at all?

It is a sort of strange thing to do, as it sort of breaks what a
"preview" is used for (verifying how the printed page will look before
wasting paper). bill, does any other system do this?

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