Add posterazor feature.

Issue #202 resolved
Former user created an issue

The Layout Editor outputs one huge page which cannot be printed with a standard printer only capable of A4 or A3 or whatever is standard in your country.

There exists tools like http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/ and others, which generate multiple small pages from one huge page which can be printed and reglued afterwards.

But these tools are optimized for fotos, not technical drawings. They are

  • not dimensionally stable,
  • dont print corner marks,
  • dont print a reference ruler
  • and are clumsy to use.

Please consider to integrate above features into Layout-Editor

Comments (20)

  1. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    Yes, Peter, you are right. I try avoid as possible reinvent the wheel and i think i have found perfect candidate for integration.

    Poster
    Poster is a small utility for making a poster, a large printed image, from an EPS file or a one-page PS document. Poster was written by Jos van Eijndhoven in 1995, and has been popular among PostScript users ever since.

    Great part of taking poster that he has only one source file poster.c.

  2. Former user Account Deleted

    As poster is included in Fedora i used it as:

    #!bash
    
    poster -v -mA4 -s1.0 -C7 royal.eps -o royal1.eps
    
    but got only 25 empty pages (only the cutmarks)

    I cannot say if this in error in poster or an error in the input file

  3. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    Your commad do not work for me.

    But this yes

    #!bash
    
    poster -v -mA4 -s1.0 royal.eps -o royal1.eps
    
  4. Former user Account Deleted

    The 1995 version of poster you pointed to works significantly better than the recent Fedora-version which has additional options -C -O -P .

    Obviously someone 'improved' it

  5. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    We need change descriptions of this issue. Now it is issue about internal posterazor.

  6. Felix Ulber

    Poster does not seem to work on 64 bit Windows 8.1 (fair enough for an executable from 1995). Just no time to try to recompile. One more reason to integrate this functionality into valentina :)

  7. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    Yep, but poster need eps file for working. Or someone will find way how to avoid this. We have this task in ideal list for GSOC 2015.

  8. Former user Account Deleted

    maybe the best thing to do is 1 have a setting in Valentina to define the printers current paper size 2 do a temp file Bounce (export the file to a predefined temp file feed that to the poster module and just clean up afters)

  9. Roman Telezhynskyi repo owner

    maybe the best thing to do is 1 have a setting in Valentina to define the printers current paper size 2 do a temp file Bounce (export the file to a predefined temp file feed that to the poster module and just clean up >afters)

    Maybe, but i can't say more because did not close look on this issue.

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