Friday, October 15, 2010

gnocl::print

Returned to the print binding today and put the code in place to handle the Gtk properties and signals for the GtkPrintOperation widget. I'm pretty well playing this one as I go along as I have to admit that I don't fully understand the whole process. In terms of requiring print functionality all that is ever needed for document processing is now probably catered for using the gnocl::abiword widget. The gnocl::text object could have a simple print command added to it for the purpose of simple listings. Rich formatted text is a different matter. Does an application need to draw directly to a canvas and then output the rasterized image to print? What about applications that generate their own reports, how are these to be directed to print?

MMMM.... more to think about. Still, carry on putting the pieces together.

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