User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7 Printing the full address book systematically prints in the same order, regardless of the Sort by order chosen. The said order is incoherent and does not seem to be based on either alphabetical order of name, display name or email. Printing the full address book also offers extremely limited options regarding layout and readability. Printing strictly over one column creates too much whitespace and organization of the contacts information is not ergonomically layed out. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Choose "File | Print Address book" (Or "File | Print Preview Address Book") in the Address Book. Actual Results: The print order is identical each time but based on criteria that are neither customizable nor understandable. Some items seem to be in alphabetical order while others seem completely random (maybe based on entry order, I can't figure out the actual order criteria). Expected Results: Order should be determined by the one determined by the "File | Order by" menu or the sortable labels above each column. In best scenario, such order should be modifiable in the "Print preview dialog", exclusively for printout, without affecting the displayed order in the Address Book. Allow customization of layout, in regards to columns alignment, font and, especially, order. Layout should at least allow different column organization (2+ columns) to reduce white space, clearly identify the chosen order with titles if possible (see same feature in Microsoft Outlook, which identifies each letter with a clear bold, uppercase separatation between the alphabetical sections when sorted with such order) as well as, wishfully also customizable, the capacity to print item titles (i.e. the name of the contact) over a grayed background, or similar identifiable text styling, to separate items in the same section instead of lines between elements (again refer to Microsoft Outlook contact list printout). Such layout features could be wrapped in skinnable styles, CSS would certainly be ideal for that, that could be customized as well as shared and downloaded. Customization by CSS is ideal for advanced users while the packaging of such styles, that could be shared and downloaded, would be very useful for standard users who desire customized address book layout but have neither time nor know-how to do it themselves.
Please stick to one bug per report, as it is easier for solutions to be targetted. The sort order of printing is bug 118900, whereas the other issues I'm not so sure about.
Customising printing looks like bug 120267. Reporter, could you look at my two dupe suggestions, and assuming that you agree these issues cover what you asked for, mark as a dupe of one of them. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #2) > Customising printing looks like bug 120267. Reporter, could you look at my two > dupe suggestions, and assuming that you agree these issues cover what you asked > for, mark as a dupe of one of them. Thanks. Marking as duplicate of bug 118900. Reporter, if bug 120267 doesn't cover your customise request, please raise a seperate bug covering just that issue. That way it will be easier for bug tracking. Thanks. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 118900 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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