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Old 10-23-2009, 05:24 AM   #1
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I waste a lot of paper for almost useless prints

If calibre would have a virtual printer port, I could save the prints.

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When calibre retrieve an email address and convert email text with HTML and PDF attachments this might help me save a tree.

Is it difficult to write two such plugins?
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If calibre would have a virtual printer port, I could save the prints.
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Is it difficult to write two such plugins?
Yes it is. The main issue is EPUB (OEB). Parts of the document are often split into multiple files within the archive. The issue is each "page" can have radically different formatting due to any arbitrary css being assigned to a "page". Right now printing from the viewer uses a print css which replaces the formatting with a printer friendly version similar to what many web sites do. This is done because there is no easy way to attach multiple "pages" to a single printer port while maintaining the unique look of each page and print preview functionality. If you want 1 to 1 printing then convert to PDF and print the PDF.
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