Opened 13 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#120 closed enhancement (fixed)

Reverse-order printing

Reported by: guest Owned by: Gregg Young
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.4.0
Component: Lucide Core Version:
Keywords: reverse-order printing Cc:

Description

Without a duplex printer, a simple way to print double-sided documents is to print the even pages in the reverse order (for example 10 8 6 4 2) then put them back in the printer and print the odd pages in the normal order (for example 1 3 5 7 9). Without reverse order printing, in this example, page 2 will be on the bottom of the printed pages, page 1 will be printed on the back of page 10, etc.

GSView has this possibility of reverse-order printing, it would be very nice if Lucide had it too.

Attachments (3)

lucide.jpg (8.6 KB) - added by rbri 4 years ago.
Reverse_printing_option.png (5.4 KB) - added by Lewis Rosenthal 4 years ago.
Different system print dialog, showing no overlap
lucide print dialog.png (3.9 KB) - added by Gregg Young 4 years ago.

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Change History (19)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by ktk

Milestone: RC2.0 and further
Version: 1.0

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Silvan Scherrer

Milestone: 2.0 and further1.4

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Owner: Eugene Romanenko deleted

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Milestone: 1.41.4.0

Milestone renamed

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Owner: set to Gregg Young
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

A couple minor nits from 7-30-16 build:

  1. Missing mnemonic for "Reverse"
  2. Reverse should be unavailable when printing current page or when a single page is selected in the range.

Other than those (and the need for translations), this is great. Thanks, Gregg.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Mnemonic was present in source. I just didn't copy the .lng files over.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

CS[523]

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Mnemonic is there, but selecting Alt-R only highlights the option; it does not check the box.

Confirmed that Reverse is greyed out for:

  1. a single page PDF
  2. a multi-page PDF with Current page selected to print
  3. a multi-page PDF with a page range of the same page selected to print

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

CS[525]

comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by rbri

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

There is a problem with the layout, the new checkbox for reverse printing overlays the 'Number of Copies' label (see attachment)

Last edited 4 years ago by rbri (previous) (diff)

Changed 4 years ago by rbri

Attachment: lucide.jpg added

comment:12 Changed 4 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

This is interesting, Ronald. My print dialog is somewhat different (fonts, maybe?), so I have not seen it (note my screenshot). Obviously, it's something to be addressed.

Thanks for reopening!

Changed 4 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Attachment: Reverse_printing_option.png added

Different system print dialog, showing no overlap

comment:13 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

I see what Lewis sees. I can move the Reverse checkbox to the next line down directly above From:or just make it shorter where it is (problem with that is I don't know how long the longest translation string for Reverse will be) The default font is 9.WarpSans?. I tested moving it down a line using a string 2 characters longer than the longest current page translation string for current page and it was not truncated and Reverse is visible and works.

Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Attachment: lucide print dialog.png added

comment:14 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

The difference appears to be different dialog enhancement utilities. I just checked the math on this and Reverse ended in column 170 with Number of copies starting at 178 so there should be no overlap. Maybe I don't understand something here or maybe it is a broken dialog enhancement utility.

comment:15 Changed 4 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

That looks fine to me, and should give us some greater flexibility, as you've noted, Gregg.

I wish we could replicate Ronald's view, though, as an issue like this might crop up somewhere else.

comment:16 Changed 4 years ago by Gregg Young

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Ronald please reopen if my changes in RC 2a didn't fix the dialog. CS [542]

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