can we get more columns when printing landscape?

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sasgrw
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can we get more columns when printing landscape?

Postby sasgrw » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:31 pm

I'm trying to move away from manually generating a printed ward directory and instead use the print features from the website. I want to use as large a font as possible and try to get the entire ward on one sheet of paper (two sides). I'm only printing phone numbers and am trying the 'bigger' font because it's readable for most everyone, but it's going to three pages. I'm using 6 columns.

One problem with 'bigger' is that the ward leadership at the top of the page wraps the phone numbers. It gets the first 6 digits on one line and the last 4 on another line. It'd be nice to specify a different font for the leadership section at the top. Or it would be nice to remove the area code from the phone numbers if it's a local number.

(I've seen several tools that people have written that tweak the membership info to do these types of things - removing area codes, changing street types to shorter abbreviations, etc, but I want to use what's available directly from the directory.)

So I tried landscape. That fixes the wrapped phone numbers for leadership but I'm limited to 6 columns. It could easily fit 8 columns. Any reason why the number of columns is fixed?

I tried to be sneaky and copied the URL that generates the directory and changed numColumns=6 to numColumns=8 but it still maxed out at 6. (I also changed it to numColumns=4 just to make sure I could change the value on the URL and that worked).

Any chance at bumping up the max number of columns if layout/orientation is landscape?

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Postby gxwheel » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:12 am

A good idea. The printed directory is a great time saver.

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Postby LisaAn » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:26 am

I've added your suggestion to our list of features to consider for future releases of Directory. Thanks.
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