Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

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Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

Postby pmk65 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:37 am

Changing the colors of the editor area using a dark Theme like "Base 16: Twilight Colour Scheme" or "Base 16: Ocean Colour Scheme" affects printing of documents.

Instead of printing BLACK text on WHITE background, ALL text is printed in WHITE on BLACK background!

See screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/1elbMut.png
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Re: Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

Postby Aivars » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:46 pm

I see, I'll add this to bugs list.
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Re: Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

Postby pmk65 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:36 pm

*Bump*

The problem still exists in current version of WeBuilder. :(
Just try making a "Print Preview"
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Re: Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

Postby Aivars » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:24 pm

The problem is... how to work around this? If we just set background to white then white and very light text colors wouldn't be visible. Just enforcing every text to be black would annoy customers who use dark-on-white color schemes and are used to their printouts matching the syntax highlighter.
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Re: Bug: Printing using a dark theme reverse colors on print

Postby pmk65 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:52 am

As it is now, it will only show a nice output IF the background color IS true WHITE (#FFFFFF)
Any other background color will be printed, making the output look ugly and hard to read.

So you could check if the current background color is set to #FFFFFF.
If TRUE, then print as in color (As it does now)
If FALSE, then print in B/W.

That would at make the output usable. (And I usually just want the code printed in B/W anyway.)
Currently there's no way to print it in true B/W either, only in greyscale tones.

The best option would be have 2 "Print" methods:
1) True B/W (background white and text black)
2) Color (where background color ALWAYS is set to white before printing. Then if the user want's color output, he/she will have to select a Color Scheme that is printable.)

Currently I have to open the documents I want to print in a 2nd program, or switch to a Color Scheme with white background. (Both options are equally annoying)
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