Page dimensions and saving in pdf

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Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by emeck » Sun May 28, 2017 8:11 pm

Hello, two wishes for the list.

First, could it be possible to specify page dimensions in units like cm, mm, inches, or even selecting some standard page formats like A4, A3 and such? Also with horizontal or vertical orientation?

Second, saving to PDF each page or a range of pages would also be very useful. I know there is saving to bmp but...

From time to time I need to make flyers and sent them as PDFs for printing. This last time I wanted to do it with my Amigas, so Designer came to the rescue. With those two options Designer can be a very useful kinda DTP program also 8-)

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Tue May 30, 2017 11:17 pm

I agree that PDF export would be very nice but it's lots of work so don't expect miracles here.

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by fingus » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:15 pm

In the meantime you just install one of the hundreds free php-scripts on some webspace wo can render pdfs for you with any source (jpg, png, text) as Workaround.

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by emeck » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:21 pm

Yes, that would do it. But no need to go online for that, ImageMagick does the trick. It is working fine for me.

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by r-tea » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:04 am

airsoftsoftwair wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 11:17 pm
I agree that PDF export would be very nice but it's lots of work so don't expect miracles here.
The Polybios' last appearance. Does this change anything in that case?

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Not really, would still be a lot of work to export Designer pages into PDFs and the look wouldn't be identical because Designer itself isn't based on PDF. In order to achieve an identical look, Designer would have to use PDF internally but that's of course overkill, especially on m68k systems :)

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by r-tea » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 pm

Then how about an indirect way? An external tool to convert Designer's stuff to PDF?

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Re: Page dimensions and saving in pdf

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 am

But that wouldn't solve the problem either... when converting Designer pages to PDF it would always lead to something that looks similar, but not really the same, especially when it comes to text layout, etc.

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