[GNC-dev] PDF Reports

Alan Auerbach aauerbach at poolthing.com
Wed Mar 18 12:38:58 EDT 2020

Dear John, Michael, Derek, David and all others,

Thank you so very much for replying to me so rapidly with such excellent
advice. I am new not only to gnucash but to the concept of list mail. I
apologize for my errors and misuse, but I am so grateful for the assistance
that you all have been providing. Thank you.

First, the export to HTML was a perfect workaround. I now have very legible
reports. Thank you for that. Then, I just want to note that these reports
are for my personal use; no one else normally sees them. I made the inquiry
because I was having difficulty reading the split text. I want to make it
easier on myself and all of you have made that happen. I cannot be happier
with this system and the time and effort each of you have volunteered to
help me. I hope, in time, that I will have something to contribute from

Best wishes,
/s/ Alan 
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-----Original Message-----
From: gnucash-devel
<gnucash-devel-bounces+aauerbach=poolthing.com at gnucash.org> On Behalf Of
John Ralls
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:15 AM
To: Michael Hendry <hendry.michael at gmail.com>
Cc: gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
Subject: Re: [GNC-dev] PDF Reports

To complete that comment, pagination is fixed on webkit2, but that works
only on Linux. The WebKitGtk maintainers removed support for Windows as part
of the WebKit 1->2 transition and on MacOS WebKit2 Javascript fails to
return anything so charts don't render. The simplest workaround is to export
the HTML, load that in a native browser, and print or generate a PDF from

John Ralls

> On Mar 18, 2020, at 6:33 AM, Derek Atkins <derek at ihtfp.com> wrote:
> HI,
> the PDF / pagination issue is due to WebKit, so whether it works or 
> not will depend on your platform and what webkit version is available 
> to you/us.
> -derek
> On Wed, March 18, 2020 9:19 am, Michael or Penny Novack wrote:
>> On 3/17/2020 11:00 PM, David Carlson wrote:
>>> I added gnucash-user to the cc to distribute this to wider audience.
>>> I believe that if you export to pdf, then some pdf readers do split 
>>> between lines.  I think Firefox is one that works ok, but it has 
>>> been a while since I tried it.
>>> David Carlson
>> Again I will point out, IF you are after "pretty printed" reports 
>> (for example, when treasurer of an org, what is handed out to the 
>> board or posted on the organization's web site, DON'T expect to be 
>> able to all the fancy editing within gnucash. That is not the place 
>> for it, and a waste of time for accounting system programmers to try 
>> to provide expanded editing control when perfectly good general 
>> purpose editors already exist.
>> So in the example here, instead of exporting into PDF expecting that 
>> to be print ready, export into something else you can edit, get 
>> things like those page breaks where you want them, then convert to 
>> PDF and print (or link to site).
>> Michael D Novack
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