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Print Calendars in Landscape Mode

Would be very helpful to have the ability to print the calendars in landscape mode one month at a time for handouts (currently it seems to do a random number of weeks based on the current date), and control the fonts.

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    chipbohchipboh shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • srpasrpa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have a "Print" icon that would generate a new printable page (fit to page) of that month isolated so I could send to PDF (or graphic snip the view) and put in newsletter.

      • bfpw1502bfpw1502 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We like to post the calendar on a bulletin board in the club, hand it out as part of our membership package and also if we could save it as a photo and put it in our newsletter those would be GREAT options. Saving the page as a PDF only saves the intro page, I can do a screen shot and crop it, but that's meh, and I can try to print directly but all in all it would be great to have the option to export it as an actual calendar.

      • bfpw1502bfpw1502 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We print a monthly calendar to post at the Club and it would be great to have them for members to take. Both with and without event details. Without details is just fine for the time begin epecially as we try to get more members to use the site!!!!

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Appreciate the details, I understand your perspective now.

        To be frank, since this applies to relatively narrow scenario (many events per day - not too common among our users; printing the calendar - also not very common vs. looking it up online), it's not something I envision us looking at for at least the next 12 months. However, the event calendar itself has not been updated in a while so there is a good chance that we will end up redesigning that - and when we do, I will make a note to consider the printing aspect.

        For the time being I hope you will manage with the workarounds/procedures you have described.

      • Kevin PrinceKevin Prince commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Chief,

        Thanks for the response. The problem is when there are so many events in one day (and the event names are long), causing the calendar to spill over into the next page. I have a .pdf example at www.quickpatents.com/clients/calexample.pdf. The solution would be to truncate the names of each event beyond a certain point, and to limit the total number of listed items in a single day to a certain maximum number (for instance).

        The other, most elegant solution, is to build a calendar template that you send to a .pdf generator that maximizes a single sheet of, say, letter sized paper. Then every calendar print-out looks the same, but of course it would have the month and year and the specific events listed, and if there was a day that had too many events or events with names that were too long, you could either reduce the font size, and once that's at a minimum, start truncating. Just a thought if you have a .pdf writing script.

        Of course, the other solution is we just use less verbose event titles, which we're going to try to do. But the person entering events is not always the same, and they are not always aware of how their entries (as a group) affect something downstream like members printing a calendar. Thanks for any consideration, or other suggestions.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tried it on my account and it worked pretty well for me. Please contact support and provide more details:

        - specific page in question

        - your browser/OS details

      • Kevin PrinceKevin Prince commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any way to print the calendar so that it prints in a nice format? Maybe send it to a .pdf file or something, so that it will always work with my printer? I'd like it to take up most of the page, be centered, and most important, NOT kick into the next page if some of my event titles are long.

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