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Offline Red Squirrel

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KiCad: Tried to print, it deleted my labels!
« on: July 12, 2015, 07:07:46 am »
I tried to print a schematic and it failed (just a blank page, might be printer) but I noticed after that a lot of my labels got deleted!  Well not really deleted, just part of them completely cut off.  For example I had a bunch of terminals labelled as so: "T1: description"

Everything after the colon vanished.  Is there a way to get that back by chance?  That pretty much ruined my schematic, as these notes were basically documentation, now I have to re-research everything.   Version is Build: 2013-jul-07-stable.

Thanks in advance.
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Offline c4757p

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Re: KiCad: Tried to print, it deleted my labels!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 07:47:39 am »
The old "stable" release is anything but.  :( That said, I've never seen something like that happen before. Can you check inside the file (just open it up with a text editor) and see if the labels have changed in there as well?

I'm assuming something was expecting them not to have spaces and cut them off at the space. :(
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Re: KiCad: Tried to print, it deleted my labels!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 12:27:15 pm »
Wow had no idea it used a basic text file, that is good to know, opens up lot of options if ever I want to look into ways to automate stuff.

So is it still known to be buggy then?  It's getting pretty heavy development these days through right? 

And yeah the info is gone from the text file too.  I wonder if it's some kind of parsing bug because of the :.  I will have to experiment further when I get the chance.

I was in a hurry to get this project done today because it's for a small solar project I want to bring camping with me but I realized I simply have no time, so I just wired up everything directly and will save this project for later, still want to do it, but at least I wont feel rushed.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 12:45:59 pm by Red Squirrel »
 


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