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Re: PCGen Output Sheets

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  • Martijn Verburg
    See the documentation on the Output Sheet tokens for details on how white space is processed (docs come with PCGen, see the ? symbol in the RHC of the screen)
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 4, 2007
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      See the documentation on the Output Sheet tokens for details on how
      white space is processed (docs come with PCGen, see the ? symbol in
      the RHC of the screen) - K

      > I've been having trouble with the output sheets and I'm wondering if
      > there is something I can do about it.
      >
      > Basically, the problem is related to the "Notes" entries on
      > the "Description" tab. There are various entries for description,
      > magic items, assets, bio and so forth. My problem is that they never
      > seem to come out legibly on the character sheets.
      >
      > When using the HTML sheets, there is the problem that web browsers by
      > design strip out things like extra spaces. I don't actually expect
      > to be able to change this since that's just the way web browsers and
      > html work. I've found that inserting HTML tags will allow me to
      > format the text but at the cost of making it hard to read when
      > actually editing the sheet.
      >
      > When using the PDF sheets, it also seems to strip out anything extra
      > like carriage returns, extra spaces and so forth. No matter what I
      > put in, I get a "wall of text" like a list post from someone who
      > never bothers to use paragraphs or anything else. Paragraphs and
      > spacing are not preserved at all. It's as if it's using HTML to
      > format the text before it outputs it to PDF.
      >
      > Is there a way for me to modify the output sheets themselves to
      > address the problem or is this just something I have to live with?
      >
      > I've experienced this with both the sheets in the stable 5.10.2
      > release and the 5.xx beta releases I've downloaded over the last few
      > months (I had a couple different ones sitting around so I tried them
      > both).
      >
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