The printout of Maitreya has been re-implemented in version 4.0.
The new philosophy of printout is based upon Pdf documents. This approach
eliminated various pitfalls of platform dependent printout
(e.g. font sizes, page feeds) and enables the printout for web applications.
Printouts can easily be exchanged via email.
The program generates Pdf files and stores them to the file system. These files
can be viewed with a standard Pdf viewer like xpdf or Acrobat Reader.
The type of printout can be configured in the configuration dialog or in the print
There are 2 print commands
Standard Print Command: Choose Document->Print, check the print
button in the tool bar or type Ctrl+P.
The print configuration dialog will pop up and lets you choose your desired
printout. The pre-selected printout can be configured in the configuration
dialog. (Apprearance tab).
Quick Print Command: Choose Document-> Quick Print or type
Shift+Ctrl+P to generate a document according to the configured
There are several different printout types. These types can be configured
in a separate file (printout.dat).
List of Planets including Nakshatras, Rasi and Navamsa Chart, Vimsottari
Dasa (similar to old 3.x printout).
List of planets, western chart (similar to old 3.x printout).
Like (1) but with KP lords.
Like (2) but with Uranian planets, no houses.
Multipage printout with various Vargas, Vimsottari and Kalachakra Dasa.
Other printouts can easily configured. Users are encouraged to define their own
printouts and commit them for the benefit of the community.
Launching the Pdf Viewer
The Pdf Viever can be launched automatically after creation of the Pdf document.
This feature can be enabled in the configuration dialog (appearance tab). Details
depend upon the operating system.
Start of the Pdf Viewer depends upon the Windows configuration for the mimetype
application/Pdf. This configuration will usually launch an Acrobat
An appropiate Pdf Viewer will be searched along the path if you execute the print command
for the first time. The program will search for xpdf and kghostview
and store the information in the configuration. You can change the viewer in
the appearance tab of the configuration dialog.