Printing a single task

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Matt Seattle
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Printing a single task

Post by Matt Seattle » Wed May 05, 2021 3:25 pm

I use ToDoList for tasks, but also for meeting notes. I'd like to print out a single task's contents, ideally with the task title and the parent's task title (Example: Template Markup Meeting, 5/5/2021, meeting notes). I've been finding this frustratingly difficult to achieve.

First I played with the simple XSLT stylesheet, but there was some blank space I couldn't get rid of. Then I played with Report Builder - with just a hard-coded parent title in the Report Title tab(Template Markup Meeting), and the task name $(title) and the comments $(comments.1). It's printing an entire blank page before all content, but other than that it's looking ok.

Is there an easier way to do this? I've almost resigned myself to just delete the blank page and call it good, but I can't believe I'm the only one printing out the content of individual tasks.

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Re: Printing a single task

Post by abstr » Mon May 10, 2021 12:54 am

Hi Matt

Unless you are looking for fancy formatting and layout, your best bet is probably to use one of the 'Layout > Simple Web Page' print options combined with the following task selection:
seltaskandparent.png
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ps. Stylesheets require something of an arcane skillset, and the report builder is still in its infancy and needs some example templates (and bug fixes undoubtedly)

Matt Seattle
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Re: Printing a single task

Post by Matt Seattle » Mon May 10, 2021 10:12 pm

That worked just fine, thanks.

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