Calendar pages in colour

I've used ygor's fantastic calendar generating programs in the past, but I wondering if there's a way to get more colourful pages. I'm printing on a colour laser printer anyway, so I'd rather have a nice blue (or green or red) than boring black for my pages. And I think I was to do a colour-coded planner.

Thanks.

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I don't know how your printer works, or what system you are using, but on my Mac with Canon ink jet printers, There is a section, called "Special effects". In there, you can tint your print output. On the Mac, you choose "Monochrome Effects" and choose your color. Personally, I'm partial to the Blue color, because it reminds me of my old DayTimer(R) pages. What's really cool on my printer, at least, is that solid blacks are still solid blacks, just the shades are tinted to color. If you can find my jonglass flickr screen name, you can find a few examples of printed pages I've done. Oh, bother, I'll just find one, HERE

(Hopefully, that link will work, it's the large view)

Also, I suggest searching this site for printing in color, as this has been discussed before, believe it or not. ;-)

-Jon

The example looks good. It

The example looks good. It just goes to prove a little splash of colour makes a big difference.

My printer is an HP 2600n color laserjet. I've gone through the drivers on my mac notebook and PC desktop and don't see anything like that feature, so it might be a Canon thing.

Re: Calendar pages in Color

There are some helpful posts on nodes 5987 and 1907 on this topic.

That would be ...

here and here

And another coupla possibilities are:

  • Open Office 3.0
    It claims to have (?soon?) PDF import capability, however, I cannot get to the OO.org site at the moment to verify
  • An open source PDF Editor called PDFEdit
    It uses Qt, but I do not (yet) know if is was written as portably as my Dynamics. I will check it out.

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Not in RC4 (for Mac)

Open Office 3.0
It claims to have (?soon?) PDF import capability, however, I cannot get to the OO.org site at the moment to verify

I have OpenOffice.org v3 for Mac RC4 on my machine. It does not appear to open PDF files.

I know that The GIMP does; albeit only a page at a time.

Try this, please

Take a page generated by my Dynamics (a single page from Notes should be easiest) and see if you can change the color of things.

Thanks.
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A review says that it can

Link

The PDF import extension does just what it says, allowing you to open, edit and export again a file that is only available as a PDF file. The extensions manager, available from the tools menu, makes installing extensions as simple as selecting a file.

Perhaps the review is talking about a newer version than you have.

I'm going to try it and GIMP and report back.

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OO3/PDF Import - not yet

It showed promise until I tried using fresh Dynamic Template output and that was a total disaster.
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PDF Import is not in the default install

You have to add it.
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/pdfimport
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I use openoffice anyway, so

I use openoffice anyway, so I upgraded to version 3 and added the extension. It screws up the formatting off the bat (the numbers move out of the squares by varying amounts and the text at the top is off the page).

It lets me change the colour of some of the lines but not all.

Let me know how gimp works, I've got an ubuntu liveCD somewhere around here I should be able to run it from there.

Thanks for your help.

NeoOffice

Try NeoOffice. It's a mac specific version of the OpenOffice.org's suite of software. It's still part of the creative commons license. It supports .pdf formatting and readability. I found it when my copy of OpenOffice would not boot on my new laptop. Works great and has supported versions for both Intel based macs and PowerPC based macs.

Not until 15 Jan 2009

The PDF Import is a 3.0 feature
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Bummer

I did some playing with my own HP driver, and you are correct, this does seem to be a Canon thing. Well, there's nothing to it but dump that disgusting HP and buy yourself a Canon! ;-)

Seriously, the idea of mucking with the pdf is a major hassle, and not a decent solution, IMO. I've done it with Acrobat and Illustrator, and I would not want to try to change the colors myself. blech. I'm sitting here wondering if there might be some other way--aftermarket drivers, or something.... but nothing. Does anybody know if there might be some online pdf editing tool that could do this? Maybe Adobe has something. I'm too busy at the moment to google it myself, but I'd be curious if there weren't something out there!

-Jon

New version?

I've been thinking about how I can tweak the files to get it working now. But are you considering a future version before 2009 where colour could be added as a feature? I can wait if it will be easier later, the only reason I want to print it now is I bought some nice paper ;)