Print code or export as PDF
Print your Visual Basic source code. Project Analyzer produces syntax-colored print-outs. Browse to the code you wish to print and press Ctrl+P. You can also select Print in the File menu, or right-click the code you wish to print and select Print in the popup menu.
Alternatively, export source code as a PDF file. This produces similar output, which you can then print or store as project documentation. You can find Export code as PDF in the File menu.
Print and PDF export features
- Syntax highlighted, color coded source print-outs or PDF documents
- Monochrome source code listings with modest syntax highlighting
- Clever, readable printing in narrow columns
- Wrapping of long lines with syntax-aware indenting
- Automatic unindent removes unnecessary indentation to fit more code horizontally
- Page headers
- Orphan line control
- Procedure and module separator lines
- Save paper by printing 200-250 code lines per page
Print code dialog options
Available print ranges:
- Print several files — prints one or more files
- Print file — prints the current file
- Print view — prints the procedure or module currently being viewed
- Print selected code — prints the currently selected lines
- Line numbering
- Print line numbers.
- Bracket structures
- Mark block structures with a bracket ([). Works with conditional and loop blocks such as
If..Else..End If and
- Produce either syntax-colored or black & white output. By default, the document is generated using the same colors you see in the hypertext view. If you have a monochrome printer or if you prefer black & white print-outs, select the Monochrome option. Both color and the monochrome print-outs are syntax-enhanced. Monochrome print-outs use a simpler look, though.
- Print in one column (default) or 2-4 columns to save paper. Printing in multiple columns always prints in landscape mode. For 3 or 4 columns, it's best to use a very small font (or large paper) and disable line numbering.
- Specify font for printing the code. This can be different from what you use in the hypertext window. The optimal font for the screen is not necessarily the same as for the paper. You can also use a proportional font.
Note: To set the colors for syntax highlighting, open Hypertext options in the Options menu.
Check out the below samples to see how the output looks.
Note: The links are to online documents and open in a new window.
Monochrome mode can produce sharper text, depending on your printer. Try a proportional font instead of a fixed font to print in multiple columns. With Arial 8pt you can fit about 180 lines (3-column mode) or 240 lines (4-column mode) on one page. Consider the paper savings compared to a regular print-outs of ca. 60 lines per page.
- Small fonts for printing
- Proportional fonts save horizontal space, making more columns fit on a page. Try one of the following fonts.
- Arial 7pt
- Candara 7pt
- Constantia 7-8pt
- Lucida Fax 6-8pt
- Small fixed-width fonts
- If you prefer a fixed-width font, try one of these:
- Andale Mono 6-7pt
- Lucida Console 6-7pt
- Lucida Sans Typewriter 6-7pt
Remember to print on both sides of the paper.
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