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Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:54 am

I'm using a Windows virtual print driver to open and "print" my files in an automated fashion. This is working great with TextMaker but not with PlanMaker or Presentations 2008. Basically the driver just opens the file using the default application (PlanMaker for instance) and triggers a print command. This works for TextMaker files but not PlanMaker or Presentations. Any Ideas?

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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:59 pm

I've forwarded your inquiry to our developers and will inform you as soon as I have news regarding this issue.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:04 pm

Our developers need more information to help you:

For example, we have no clue about what you mean with "Windows virtual print driver". Furthermore we need to know in which way you are printing: Do you manually open the files, do you use the /p paramter for printing, OLE Automation, or even DDE? Please give us as much details as possible.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:31 pm

I'm using Print2Flash. http://print2flash.com. It installs in windows as a virtual printer - printer driver. When you print to this "printer" it just saves a .swf file of the printed contents. Instead of manually invoking the print process I'm using their OLE automation API so I can convert documents in an automated fashion.

More about their OLE automation API here:
http://print2flash.com/help/AboutAutomationAPI.php

Thanks, and if you need more info or need me to test anything please let me know.

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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:30 am

Thank you. Hope that helps to solve this issue.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:36 pm

Just following up to see if there's any news. Is this something that I may be able to work around in some way or is it going to require an update to the program?

Thanks!

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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:46 am

I'm sorry, but currently there are no news regarding your inquiry. I will raise the priority of your ticket.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:23 pm

Our developers have encountered some printing-issues with PlanMaker and Presentations. All these issues have been fixed now and will probably be part of the next service pack for SoftMaker Office 2008.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:55 pm

Great news - thanks - I'll reply with my findings once I'm able to install this service pack and test.

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Re: Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:59 pm

Also, what sort of time frame until that service pack is available? (rough estimation is fine)

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Re: Automated printing

Postby amuehl » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:28 am

Hello,

we are currently testing the service pack, so it will be released in a few weeks.
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Re: Automated printing

Postby CDAlan » Sat May 17, 2008 8:03 am

Any new news on how close we are to the release of this service pack?

Thanks!

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Re: Automated printing

Postby sven-l » Mon May 19, 2008 9:02 am

Hello,

the new Service Pack for SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows will be available very soon. You will be informed via our newsletter.
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