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TheDaR August 25th, 2009 06:45 PM

Printing output options
 
Currently it appears that the output formats for the printing page are hardcoded into the ArmyBuilder app itself.

Would it be possible to make these configurable? Either by querying the printing forms from Windows, or allowing a User preference file or UI option.

I'd very much like to be able to output printed pages that were not the standard legal/letter/a4 size. In particular, I'd personally like both Quarto size (8.5x5.5, ie half sheet, for giving to my opponents at tourneys) and a custom 3.5x4.5 (which would fit the screen of my mobile reader device and let me carry around dozens of lists for quick reference).

I can kinda-sorta get what I want by outputting to PDF and then rescaling that, but it would be much easier to not have to do multiple extra steps for each list I want to output.

The other related option I'd love to see is the ability to have several printing profiles, where all the options like the font sizes were tied to the profile, so that I could quickly switch between outputting for different purposes. One copy for my records, one copy to put on my mobile, and a couple copies for my opponents, all with different font sizes and paper sizes.

rob August 26th, 2009 02:41 AM

Flexible print output is definitely on our todo list.

Dreadaxe August 31st, 2009 02:39 PM

Don't know if it the same thing.

* Possibility to add a PDF to Watermark. Like this http://www.warhammer-historical.com/PDF/OWhero.pdf
http://www.warhammer-historical.com/PDF/OWhench.pdf
* Possibility to position the "Sequences of information" for be linked with watermark

rob September 2nd, 2009 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreadaxe (Post 32562)
Don't know if it the same thing.

* Possibility to add a PDF to Watermark. Like this http://www.warhammer-historical.com/PDF/OWhero.pdf
http://www.warhammer-historical.com/PDF/OWhench.pdf
* Possibility to position the "Sequences of information" for be linked with watermark

This would be completely custom output, as opposed to just configurable. It's another level of complexity. So it's possible to do this, but it will require lots more work.

You can currently accomplish this by writing your own separate program. The program would take a saved AB roster as input, extract all the appropriate details, and output them in the proper locations. You could hook it into AB as a custom extension. Details on how to do this are included in the Authoring Kit manual, but it's a somewhat complex process right now.


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