I have been preparing some Pages in Anytype for university. I usually work with colour to structure my notes.
Since there is no native PDF export available, I saved PDF via Printing options, however the colours are not transferred into the PDF/Print file. I tried several methods - “Save as PDF”, “View with Preview”, “Save as Adobe PDF”, etc. Nonetheless, the issue persists.
**Reproducing the error:**
- Create Page with coloured block
- Navigate to menu (three dots) > Print
- Choose "Save as PDF", "Save as Adobe PDF" or "Open in Preview"
Obtaining a Print-Ready PDF including the same layout, colour and elements as the native AnyType Page.
MacBook Pro (2017)
macOS Big Sur Version 11.4
Screenshots: (sorry, haven’t figured out how to reduce their size)
Have a look here: https://community.anytype.io/t/-/1260
So we can collect our votes on one main request and avoid duplicates
@wemiprog Thanks for the reply! I saw your feature request, but didn’t think this would fit entirely.
I considered this a bug since it affects the already existing feature to Print.
Most importantly, other types of formatting (such as the callout/quote) did retain its graphical characteristics (colour), whereas the other blocks of text did not.
This lead me to believe it’s an error more than a viable feature, given the fact if you print a document, you want the outcome to look 1:1 to the native page you are trying to print…
Could be I am simply missing some essential info though
PS: I already voted on your feature request earlier ^^
@firmicutes I would also call this a bug. Exports and prints should carry the text formatting along with them. That’s what I would expect if I was using a tool with that label. Now if there was a “converter” function, that I would expect to not match exactly.
+1 on this I have also experienced this bug where you can’t print color.
Yeah sounds like a bug, but I had a little bug too in my feature request. Thx for voting.
That a print makes a 1:1 is almost never true. In word it is very similar, but not 100%
For anytype, Id think of like if you want to print a webpage
@wemiprog Sure, you’re right, but I think there’s a difference between printing a webpage snapshot vs. a custom made page with software that creates documents which are more likely to be printed
I get that it’s still a long way to go for the ability to export editable pdfs, but at least the doc should retain the basic formatting before anything else becomes a possibility.
@firmicutes Hi! Thank you for your notice and sorry for the long answer. ! It has been added to the bug tracker