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: Theo Heselmans6409 29 Nov 2007
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I often need to be able to print to another driver than the one currently in use (e.g. switch to a PDF printer). I now have to instruct the user to switch the driver manually, and then click my 'print' button.
Not very professional !
This functionality implies reading existing driver info as well as writing, as you need to switch back after changing.
On top of that it should be cross-platform (and that might be harder).

1) Martin Vereecken1855 (29 Nov 2007)

I don't recall seeing this in any software tool out there (but of course, this doesn't mean it can't be done here). But I see tons of obstacles: you would have to detect if a printer is available, cross-platform (as you said yourself), what if the name changes etc etc.

If the main purpose is creating pdf's, there should be native support for that in Notes.
2) Theo Heselmans6409 (29 Nov 2007)
@Martin: I used to do it in MS Access !
I'm sure every OS api can give you a list of available printer drivers (just like you can have a list of available fonts).
I gave a PDF driver as an example, but it could also be a switch to a 'color printer', 'label printer', 'departmental printer',...
But I agree, it might be difficult, but worthwhile.
3) Martin Vereecken1855 (29 Nov 2007)
Ok, I see your point. You convinced me in redrawing my vote :-)
4) Bruce Lill6687 (05 Feb 2010)
You can in R7 include the printer name in the print commnad. But you have to know the printer name. I use this to print to pdf since I know the pdf software name"kd-pdf"


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