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DJmankiewicz
Post: Feb 14th 2009 at 2:05 PM

It is pretty cool that TuxGuitar can export a track as a PDF, but I noticed that the PDF file is low quality and is hard to read. So it's just a suggestion for the next version. And mabye in the next version, the tablature on the printout will be a little bit bigger. If someone can fix this issue, please reply. Thanks!


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Pascal Lemazurier
Post: Feb 14th 2009 at 3:12 PM

Hello,

it depend of your system,

i have no problem on windows (alls versions)

tuxguitar works perfectly, previewing, printing and pdf exportation are right.

But on linux (ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 prereleases) i found the out quality not very well, i prefer still printing on windows, i found the caracters too smalls and not enought visible, the pdf out is simply not usable because on the pdf documents created there are juste few notes for one page... for example a sheet printed on paper on 4 pages will be created on a pdf document on 6-10 pages or even more...


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DJmankiewicz
Post: Feb 14th 2009 at 5:48 PM

I run on Windows XP. The PDF prints, but its quite hard to read.


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DJmankiewicz
Post: Feb 14th 2009 at 5:49 PM

I run on Windows XP. The PDF prints, but its quite hard to read.


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raffamaiden
Post: Feb 16th 2009 at 2:44 PM

i also run it on win and the pdf is hard to read beacuse the tablatures are too small


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Chucky
Post: Aug 22nd 2010 at 9:32 PM

Yes, this is an issue. As a suggestion, you could try and make it so that when you export as PDF it will scale automatically. And to be more readable, try enabling antialising for fonts. Thanx !


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Boaz
Post: Mar 7th 2011 at 4:33 PM

If you export you score to Lilypond (*.ly) format, and use Lilypond to export to PDF, it looks great!

So first, for the meanwhile it's a good solution.

I think Lilypond in GPL as well, so maybe you guys in Tux guitar can use Lilypond compiler to export to PDF?

Thanks,
Boaz.


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leo
Post: Mar 7th 2011 at 5:13 PM

> I think Lilypond in GPL as well,
> so maybe you guys in Tux guitar can use
> Lilypond compiler to export to PDF?

that would be great! :D


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Lu
Post: May 15th 2011 at 3:46 PM

Or you could use a virtual PDF printer, like CUPS-PDF, available on most linux distributions, and get a good PDF printed without the hassle of exporting to another format ?


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