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philipmgross
philipmgross
Posts: 4

5/27/2013
How can I get the entire Navlog to print on Jepp sized paper?
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 215

5/28/2013
philipmgross wrote:
How can I get the entire Navlog to print on Jepp sized paper?


Hi Philip,

We currently don't offer any printing options besides 8.5" x 11" paper in portrait or landscape mode. We have had a number of requests for making our Flight Document available in kneeboard format and that feature is on our list for upcoming review.

However, can you tell us a little bit more about how you print? When you say "Jepp sized paper", are just referring to the 5" x 8" binder ready paper they sell? If so, we may be able to add a 5" x 8" print option to the current Flight Document options which would acheive your goal.

Just let us know your specifics and hopefully we can make it happen!

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iFlightPlanner.com
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philipmgross
philipmgross
Posts: 4

5/28/2013
Although I don't use their paper, I'd prefer a 5x8 format to fit on my kneeboard. Thanks
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 215

5/28/2013
Thanks for the response! Creating a kneeboard-size Flight Document is certainly on our radar. We don't have a timeline for implementation, but we have added your vote to our tally for that feature!
edited by John Burnside on 5/28/2013

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iFlightPlanner.com
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gmoore
gmoore
Posts: 5

6/6/2013
An even better solution smile might be to add in some pagination - so that you could print the final plan on standard 8.5x11 and then fold it in half to make a "booklet".
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 215

6/6/2013
Hi Gary,

We have had a number of requests for a kneeboard size/booklet printing option for the Flight Document. As always, the more requests we receive for a feature, the faster it moves to the top of the list.

The biggest challenge is controlling printing from the web. Browsers do not give us a developers much control over how web pages print, so we are exploring other options, such as generating the Flight Document as a PDF.

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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gmoore
gmoore
Posts: 5

6/7/2013
Well - having absolutely no chops as a developer smile I say using the PDF is the way to go. For what it's worth - the folks over at https://www.bluesquirrel.com/ have some pretty cool booklet printing technology - might be some synergy there....(in full disclosure - I know the CEO - from a very old work partnership)
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philipmgross
philipmgross
Posts: 4

6/7/2013
I downloaded a trial copy of Blue Squirrel and after some time setting it up was able to print a great kneeboard version of the iflightPlanner NavLog. I'm going to use it a few times and then buy the software--costs $50.
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gmoore
gmoore
Posts: 5

7/1/2013
Hey folks....an old acquaintance over at the Blue Squirrel company has provided an handy discount coupon for ClickBook for iFlightPlanner readers smile

For Windows:
https://www.bluesquirrel.com/cart/cart.asp?P=CBD&ASCID=887

For Mac
https://www.bluesquirrel.com/cart/cart.asp?P=CBMAC4&ASCID=887
edited by gmoore on 7/1/2013
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 215

7/1/2013
Awesome! Thanks for posting the discount info, Gary!

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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rcsmusa
rcsmusa
Posts: 2

7/1/2014
Still hoping you'll get this implemented some day smile

In the meantime: a workaround is to hit "print" then select a pdf printer from the printer selection menu. Save the pdf file, then print the pdf file with the "booklet" option activated (assumes your printer prints double sided).

Now it is nicely formatted as a kneeboard although it flips sideways rather than up. Just clip the last page and leave the earlier pages "loose."

Cheers,

Robert
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 215

7/1/2014
Robert,

Thanks for your post and "vote" for this feature! As always, we prioritize our development based the features that are getting the most "votes" from our members. So please don't ever be shy about letting us know what features would most improve your iFlightPlanner experience!

John

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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