PDF manual is barely readable in print

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wuffe
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PDF manual is barely readable in print

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Hi,

Regarding the newest PDF manual that is shipped with Linux (v2.0 Beta 7, 2012-01-17)
Someone have made the background dark grey - while that may look smart on the screen it looks like shit when printing the manual - it is barely readable - not to mention the waste of ink !!!

Please revert the PDF manual background back to neutral so that printing will be useable again.

Thanks...

/Uffe

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mr.vince
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It's never been different and should only be a light grey.

Gotta find out if this can be omitted while printing...

wuffe
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mr.vince wrote:It's never been different and should only be a light grey.
Quite possible - I gave up remembering the options and decided to print it out.
Light grey or not - manual should be easy to read - that's what manuals are for.

On my "ink-jet" this "light grey" will wet the paper in a manner that makes it almost unreadable -
I won't even try to imagine how much of my ink cartridge that have been wasted on printing 20 pages of manual - just because it looks nice on the screen :-D

[quote="mr.vince"
Gotta find out if this can be omitted while printing...[/quote]

All the PDF viewer programs that I've tried on linux does not have such option - and to be honest I don't think that it is in the spirit of PDF - since it is known for its portable what you see is what you get...

So why not just make the background white ? - just like the quickstart guide - it looks great on screen and print :-)

/Uffe

Tor
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I will humbly have to agree with Uffe here.. documentation shall not have a coloured background, period.

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shirsch
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I'll third this recommendation. Utterly illegible when printed. Please offer a PDF with white background? Thanks.

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mr.vince
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PDF manual is barely readable in print

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You dare to print manuals? Save the environment! ;)

Will consider this for the next release.

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DrCoolZic
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Yes this would be nice ;)

dupko
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when will be next realese? :roll:

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mr.vince
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Re: PDF manual is barely readable in print

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Just use the Windows download, it's been changed some days after it was requested.

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