Nice printing

A few writers have suggested we add an option to “pretty print” directly from Novlr. What this would involve technically is exporting to a well formatted pdf with cover etc. and then sending to your printer. Do you think you would be printing straight from Novlr? Is pdf export enough? Are you desperate to print? Tell us all of these things.

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  1. Graham Brand says:

    I’d like this. When writing short stories, I like to print out a copy to read before each later draft as it gives a different perspective. Prettier formatting (with some control over font choice) would be nice. I’m happy for this still to be as a saved pdf which we can print externally, rather than direct printing.

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  2. Alice Ralph says:

    It would be really fun if it could hook into the API for Blurb or Lulu or something and you could order yourself a test (or final!) print version of your novel.

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  3. Kimber says:

    I’m assuming ‘ecporting’ is meant to be ‘exporting’?
    Also, yes, printing would be fabu, and that would include all the related formatting, but yes, would really like this to be available.

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  4. Amber says:

    This would be incredible. Whenever I export, there’s always an issue with formatting (usually this is in spacing or tabulation, at least for me) and I lovingly spend time fixing the formatting that I already had the way I liked it. I assume that direct-print would solve these problems and give a smooth export and that would be great and save so much time.

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    • Clare says:

      Thanks for your comment Amber. We will be looking into formatting on export with paragraph indenting soon to make it easier for you guys when you do. However printing straight from Novlr, as you say would make this possible 🙂

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  5. Clare says:

    Suggestion from Joseph via Email to be able to ” print a manuscript in double spaced line format. For this I mean encourage users to write their first draft and then print it in double line spaced format. This gives us space to write our notes and make annotations by hand. Then log back into Novlr and make the digital amendments. For this approach you would need to be able to print in double spaced format. “

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    • James says:

      I’m a big fan of this one. To take it a step further, having the option to print to standard manuscript format–with the appropriate author and word count information on the first page, page numbers and a specified author/title identifier in subsequent page headers, double-spaced formatting, pound signs for blank lines, and so on–would be totally awesome.

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      • Clare says:

        Thanks so much for this extra info/feedback – it’s really useful for when we get round to developing the feature! Clare 🙂

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        • Nicole S. says:

          I’m with both James & Alice. Sometimes I like to take these drafts to Lulu and publish them for unique gifts for people who I know will appreciate them. I also like having the option to print a decent manuscript ready type draft to pass on to my friends to mark up.

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  6. Rebecca Kelsey Sampson says:

    I really dislike how my poetry looks when exported. I’m writing a novel told in verse and the format looks all wrong when I try to export and then print. When I’m almost done writing, I prefer to print my novel and read it out loud but I honestly can’t stand looking at it like this.

    Is there any update on this proposal?

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for your comment. Passing over formatting into the Export is going to be looked at in the Export V2 feature which will likely be released before Pretty Printing. This means that paragraph indents, and any other formatting you make on Novlr, will be shown in the export. Sorry I can’t give you an exact time for when it will be added but keep an eye out 🙂 Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime 🙂

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  7. Chris Baldwin says:

    I often want to share excerpts with my writing group. It would be lovely to be able to easily select a section and send direct to print. At the moment I copy and paste into a word or open office doc which is ok, but direct printing would be great.

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