Open Bug 294590 Opened 17 years ago Updated 11 months ago

Weekly print view with time slots (like calendar week view)

Categories

(Calendar :: Printing, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter: miss_pike, Unassigned)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3

My suggestion is for the Sunbird weekly calendar; make the print out version of
Sunbird more like the screen view. Primarily with separate time slots, when
printed the time slots are not separated which can lead to time confusion. To
change this, make the print out version the same as the screen shot. Have every
hourly time slot on a different line so that there are not two events on at
different times next to each other. 

(sorry i did not know how to word this more technically)


Reproducible: Didn't try
QA Contact: gurganbl → general
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I like this bug, and would support someone working on it :)

(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7)
> Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7)
> Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
> 
> My suggestion is for the Sunbird weekly calendar; make the print out version of
> Sunbird more like the screen view. Primarily with separate time slots, when
> printed the time slots are not separated which can lead to time confusion. To
> change this, make the print out version the same as the screen shot. Have every
> hourly time slot on a different line so that there are not two events on at
> different times next to each other. 
> 
> (sorry i did not know how to word this more technically)
> 
> 
> Reproducible: Didn't try
> 

Component: General → Printing
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: general → printing
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: differences between screen shot and print view → Weekly print view with time slots (like calendar week view)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Yes, please add a weekprint from monday till sunday with timeslots. (Like Weekoverview)

Until now you can only choose between "List" and "Monthoverview" printing.

p.s. I will vote for this bug, too.
I used to use the traditional weekly print in version 0.2... since then we have lost that print view and have only been presented with the M$ Outlook copied daily planner view and print.

Personally - I do not like that view and wish that the traditional weekly view (Sunday - Saturday) or (Monday - Friday) with the time slots would return.  It is so much better when you are coordinating between two calendars for time and also makes Sunbird on the level of a Room Scheduler... which I happen to use it with my personal calendar.

Can anyone pick this up?  or at least point me in the right direction on possibly creating this.  I've been investigating the code and trying to figure out how to add this... but my background is not programming and in comparison of  Sunbird 0.2 to 0.5 - it is a whole new animal and I do not know where to begin.



According to me, it's a good idea to check how printing looks like in other applications. I like Sunbird very much and I won't change it for anything else but unfortunetly, printing support doesn't satisfy me.

The most developed tasks & calendar printing support offers Microsoft Outlook (which I hate personally). However Novell's Evolution does what it can and its printing capabilities are enough for me.

So let's compare those applications.

Novell's Evolution has 6 pre-defined ways of printing events and task. They are as follows: Day view, Week view, Work week view, Month view, Events list view and Table view (for tasks)

In day view Evolution prints the date, the day of week as well as mini-calendar of current and the next month in gray heading. Page is divided into two columns. First shows the hour grid as well as the day's events. Events have background after calendar's color. Category pictures and colors are skipped. Second column shows tasks. Unhappily, it shows all tasks and ignores due date option. All-day events are shown at the top of first column.

Week view and Work week view are very ordinary. A table on page is divided into 7 cells (or 6). There is no hour grid so every event has start and end our in title.

Unfortunetly, I wasn't able to print month view. Evolution prints wrong month or week view all the time.

Events list view and task table are almost the same. First one shows events and second one tasks in regular black&white table. The task table contains due dates but there is column with task's status.

Please, don't hurt me, I've installed Microsoft Vista Beta and Microsoft Office 2007 to see is it worth of price. I can say only - no it isn't. But let's see how printing calendar works in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

So there you go. Outlook has 5 calendar printing styles. Each one is somewhat configurable.

"Daily style" looks every similar to Evolution's day view. However, second column has two fields - tasks and notes. However, you can decide if you want to print those. One can choose to print daily or full task list also.

"Weekly style" looks totally different than "week view" in Evolution. The page is divided into thin day columns with corresponding hour grid on the left. Week-long or day-long events are shown above of the hour grid. Page can also show the week's tasks or to-do list.

"Monthly style" looks like Evolution's month view but it also contains day names.

"Calendar Details Style" show every details of day's, week's or month's events in an ordered list.

There is also very interesting "Tri-fold style" in which page has three columns. Every section may contain other stuff. User can choose between daily, weekly or monthly calendar, notes, daily tasks list or to-do bar for every section.

User can also choose paper format as well as fonts for every printing style.


That's all. I'm really looking forward to seeing better printing capabilites in Sunbird. I'll upload .pdfs and screenshots soon and I'll post them here soon. Don't worry, I will not upload it to Bugzilla :)
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.18pre) Gecko/20080917 Sunbird/0.9

iCal has a weekly print that actually prints like its own and Sunbird's on screen Weekly View (with each day in a column and hours marked), rather than a modified one box/day view that is the current Sunbird weekly overview.

So this option would be useful for parity with competing software.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Duplicate of this bug: 428956
Duplicate of this bug: 422391
Duplicate of this bug: 1563321
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