[PD] file/print function?

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 16 13:17:35 CEST 2011

A small update: apparently I can't import the .ps files to gimp in windows  
due to a ghostscript error. These files do open in ubuntu (also in gimp).  
They also open on Inkscape in ubuntu, so the problem might be in the  
windows installation of these 2 programs.

Nevertheless, I leave the other suggestions for the print function.


> Hi,
> I was using the file/print function [not the print class] last week, and  
> ran into some issues. Does anyone use this function regularly?
> My system is XP with pd-ext 0.42, or pd-van 0.43 (I think there's no  
> change between versions).
> All versions save the file with no problems. But, on windows, the file  
> can't be opened by any program: Gimp, Inkscape, Acrobat, ... But in  
> Ubuntu (same Pd versions) the file created has no problems.
> I also have the following suggestions:
> - printed surface: print only prints the visible canvas area. Which is  
> not good, if you have a big patch (or in my case, a data structure score  
> of around 22 A4 pages, canvas size of ~10000 points). I tried editing  
> the patch with a text editor to make the canvas size bigger, but it  
> didn't help.
> I would suggest to either to make the whole canvas exportable by default  
> (independently of what's visible in the window), or an option to either  
> keep it as it is, or export the whole canvas.
> - a couple more print formats would also be nice, if that's not  
> complicated. For example:
>    - direct to the installed printer (might assume an new print settings  
> window, etc, a bit complicated)
>    - tiff or png
> Best,
> João Pais

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