How to modify the Print style sheet in OmniFocus 2 for Mac

OmniFocus 2’s new print template is styled using CSS. If OmniFocus finds a printing style sheet called HTMLExportTemplate.html in its Application Support directory, it will use this instead of the standard template. If you’re familiar with using CSS, you can make your own adjustments to customize the print layout.

Your rendition of this document should be placed in the Application Support directory for OmniFocus 2. The user library folders are hidden, so to access this location, switch to the Finder and choose Go to Folder… from the Go menu. Paste the line following your version into the window that opens, then click Go.

OmniFocus 2 (Omni Store, Sandboxed)

~/Library/Containers/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus2/Data/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus

OmniFocus 2 (Mac App Store, Sandboxed)

~/Library/Containers/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus2.MacAppStore/Data/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus

Any changes you make to the new HTMLExportTemplate.html file in the Application Support folder will be used upon your next print. If you want to go back to the default, remove that file from the container and OmniFocus will go back to using its built-in settings.

To get started, you can download these custom style sheets that we’ve modified:

The All-Black Template has changed the color value of .context, .project, .dates, .notes, .projectcount to #333333, so notes and dates will print as black instead of gray.

The Compact Template has changed the action info’s margin-bottom value to .1em to fit more lines on the printed page.

The download also includes a Default Print Template which — as the name suggests — is the original print template that OmniFocus 2 uses by default, which you can use as a starting point for your own custom style sheet.

Happy editing!

Last Modified: Oct 2, 2017

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