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FS#1000 - Drawing prefs/Printing/Colors behaves oddly

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Tamas TEVESZ (kazmer) - Thursday, 26 December 2013, 21:27 GMT+1
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 21:36 GMT+1
Task Type Bug Report
Category Main
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.5
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Both community and Git head, on Linux and FreeBSD.

Not sure how to describe the odd behaviour... Draw something with a couple of colors, turn on Print preview, then modify Drawing prefs/Print/Colors/Color mode several times, setting it to a different mode than what it is currently, Apply, OK.

What happens is sometimes it doesn’t change (that is, the next time this preference is opened, it is still at Full Color even if I have just clicked, applied and OK’d Grayscale etc.).

Further, it seems that the selection is not reflected at the print preview view, or rather, it is off by one – if I finally manage to switch to Grayscale, it stays Full Color. Then if I somehow manage to switch to Black/white, the print preview changes to Grayscale etc.

I can try to make a screen movie if necessary.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 21:36 GMT+1
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commit/b17a 1898b8579d8801ace91d5aa29865d80122f4
Comment by Husky (Husky) - Thursday, 26 December 2013, 22:37 GMT+1

In my understanding the Drawing Preferences have and will show effect BEFORE you switch to the Print Preview. I think that makes sense ...
If you like/decide to change the Color mode AFTER starting the Print Preview you should use the Print Preview Option Bar and it will reflect immediately your adjustments.

Comment by -- (clive) - Friday, 27 December 2013, 00:36 GMT+1

"If you like/decide to change the Colour mode AFTER starting the Print Preview you should use the Print Preview Option Bar and it will reflect immediately your adjustments."
Yes agreed or exit print preview and return to model space and set the colour preference again through the drawing preference dialog! - but I'm not sure how the community edition behaves.

Your problem may lie only with the community edition, only Andrew will know this one.

Comment by Tamas TEVESZ (kazmer) - Friday, 27 December 2013, 06:12 GMT+1

All true, apparently :) For the community edition as well.

Clive, where is this quote from? I can't find it in the docs (in the source tree) or my (now toddler-age) QCAD3 book.

How about iff and when Print preview mode is active, change the Prefs dialog to say something like "use the toolbar instead or exit PP mode"?

Comment by Tamas TEVESZ (kazmer) - Friday, 27 December 2013, 12:34 GMT+1

Especially since the Drawing preferences is directly accessible from the Print preview toolbar :)

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Friday, 27 December 2013, 18:41 GMT+1

"Especially since the Drawing preferences is directly accessible from the Print preview toolbar :)"

Good point! ;-)

Maybe Andrew can answer that ....

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