Printing with Gnumeric

Is an utter pain in the ass.

“What’s that, you want to print your chart? Why don’t I just split it into 2 pages without utilizing the OBVIOUS blank space here.”

“What’s that, you want me to fit your chart horizontally and vertically to one page? Here, how about I use 45% of the paper and make you a miniature chart — suck on that!”

“What’s that, you don’t want me to fit the chart horizontally but you want me to keep scaling the vertical aspect? Back to two pages, buddy boy!”

Already, enough with wasting paper, let’s get the print preview up.

“No preview available.”

Maybe I have to select what I want to preview (which is stupid because it attempts to print it regardless)?

“No preview available.”

“But good sir,” you may say, “there is a suite available called OpenOffice that has no such problems with printing!” Indeed, it prints very well. Let us see what happens when we transfer a chart from Gnumeric over to OpenOffice Calc.

“What’s that, you want me to import a chart that has MULTIPLE TRENDLINES?! I believe in no such thing! Here’s your incomplete chart — enjoy! Oh, and why don’t I make your font look like crap while I’m at it!”

Fine, let’s open up Excel 2003 and see what that thing can do, I’ve made multiple trendlines with it before.

“What’s that, you want me to look at a chart? Enjoy your idle (dual core) CPU usage at 50%!”

I give up.


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