@michael – thanks for the feedback. If you are feeling brave the not showing time of posts can be done by opening the makepdf.php file and changing line 260 to:

$pdf->addItem('get_permalink().'">'.$title.'', $story, 0);

The black bar I think is removed by adding ‘//’ to line 241 of NewspaperPDF.php so it becomes:

// $this->Cell(0, 0, '', 'B', 0, 'C');