Gschem printing: default name problem

Bug #1515192 reported by Richard Rasker on 2015-11-11
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Bug Description

Gschem's Print to File option has a minor issue that is somewhat annoying:
When printing to file, the suggested file name always defaults to 'output.pdf', not the actual gschem file name.

Vladimir Zhbanov (vzhbanov) wrote :

Hi Richard,

Could you please split up this report into two ones, that is edit
it to leave only the first part and make another one for the
second part? Otherwise it would be difficult to follow/change its
status.

BTW, did you read the document [1]? In particular, there is an
example there of how to configure monochrome gschem printing
system-, user- or project-wise.

Thanks,
  Vladimir

[1] http://wiki.geda-project.org/geda:gaf_utility

description: updated

Vladimir Zhbanov schreef op do 12-11-2015 om 05:39 [+0000]:
> Hi Richard,
>
> Could you please split up this report into two ones, that is edit
> it to leave only the first part and make another one for the
> second part? Otherwise it would be difficult to follow/change its
> status.

Ah, yes, I see. OK, fixed that, although I can't seem to edit the bug
report title.

> BTW, did you read the document [1]? In particular, there is an
> example there of how to configure monochrome gschem printing
> system-, user- or project-wise.

No, I didn't know about the gaf utility at all -- but I had already
found the '(print-color "disabled")' directive in gschemrc, which does
the same system-wide.
Yet it would be nice to simply choose between color and b&w on an ad-hoc
basis: color is often very useful, e.g. when sharing PDF schematics with
clients where I want to draw attention to certain changes by marking
them in bright red.
But when printing the same schematic here on my ancient laser printer,
black & white is far better for readability.

Thanks already,

Richard Rasker

Richard Rasker (rasker-a) wrote :

Vladimir Zhbanov schreef op do 12-11-2015 om 05:39 [+0000]:
> > Hi Richard,
> >
> > Could you please split up this report into two ones, that is edit
> > it to leave only the first part and make another one for the
> > second part? Otherwise it would be difficult to follow/change its
> > status.

> Ah, yes, I see. OK, fixed that, although I can't seem to edit the bug
> report title.

Sorry, wasn't looking, found it!

Richard Rasker

summary: - Gschem printing: default name problem + black & white option
+ Gschem printing: default name problem
Vladimir Zhbanov (vzhbanov) wrote :

Looking through the gtk documentation, I see the keys for setting
output name have appeared in version 3.6, so we cannot fix this
yet.

There is a workaround for that: you can use the gschem-pdf
function to print your files.

Changed in geda:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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