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Re: printing with dark background and faces

From: Stein Arild Strømme
Subject: Re: printing with dark background and faces
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 14:58:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)


| On 9 Maj, 09:05, address@hidden (Stein Arild Strømme) wrote:
| > [Allan Gottlieb]
| >
| > | I use a dark (actually black) background and like it, except for a
| > | problem with printing.  Although I mainly encounter the problem with
| > | gnus, I believe it is an emacs, rather than qnus, question so I am
| > | asking it here.
| > |
| > | The function in question is ps-print-buffer-with faces, which works
| > | just as expected and produces a hard copy that resembles the screen.
| > |
| > | The trouble is that white on black, which I like on the screen, is
| > | quite bad on paper (and uses a lot of ink).  I know about
| > | ps-print-without-faces, but sometimes the color is useful.
| > |
| > | What I would like is to have the print look the way my screen would
| > | look were I using a light background.  Any suggestions?
| >
| > (setq ps-print-color-p nil)
| I have also wondered about this problem for quite some time. If
| believe the above statement strips away all colors which I think is
| not what Allan wants.

You are right of course, I did not pay close enough attention.  But
"the way my screen would look were I using a light background" is
hardly a well-defined notion, either.

| If I do want to use the light-background coloring when printing,
| should I then temporarily set the frame background to white, print and
| then switch back? If so how do I dynamically change the background of
| a window or frame from dark to light (white) and make the font-locking
| follow correctly as had I restarted emacs with a light background?

Look at color-theme.el for a quick way to change all colors.

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