Printing with Lino¶
- printable document¶
A file generated by Lino and delivered to the end user who will view it in their browser (or some external application if their browser is configured accordingly) and eventually print it out on their printer.
Printable documents are typically either in .pdf format (for read-only files) or
editable printable document
Lino applications can decide to use printable documents in other ways than showing them to your browser, e.g. attach them to an email, or send them directly from the Lino server to a printer in a local area network.
Lino comes with a selection of build methods.
- build method¶
You can imagine a build method as a “driver” that generates (“builds”) printable documents.
- print template¶
A file that serves as master document for building a printable document. Lino processes the template using a given build method, inserting data from the database and producing the printable document as a new file stored in a cache directory.
- local print template¶
The easiest way to edit and manage your templates is to make your server’s local configuration directory accessible to your desktop computer and to use some file manager of your choice.