Printing Support - brainstorm.

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at
Thu Jul 18 13:16:32 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Tomaz Canabrava <tcanabrava at> wrote:

> Heya.
> let's brainstorm a bit. :)
> The current way that lubomir programmed the Printing support seems to be a
> no-go because it's damn-slow.
> the problem seems to be with QTextDocument parsing of HTML, but if we use
> QTextCursor to manipulate the QTextDocument, the time goes down from 15s to
> 2, with is mostly-acceptable. *but* that broke CSS. I'v tried to follow Qt
> guidelines on QTextDocument but that was unfruitfull - the doc seems to be
> wrong there ( or I didn't understand what it was saying, and since english
> is not my first language this is always a possibility. )
> So I researched a bit on how people do 'Table-based printing' and
> discovered that they usually get a QTableView and send it to print, simple
> as that. That however doesn
Sorry - send it without finished. -
that however doesn't do one thing well - correct table layouting per page,
with a nice heading and such.

But there is a digia website that explained how to do it in a good way:

The full code is for commercial guests, but that already gave me a few
hints on how to do.

Lubomir, since you are the one that tackled single-handed the Printing
issue, what do you think about the blog post that I pasted here?

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