[REBOL] Printing on (network) printer: output of formatted documents
From: coussement:c:itc:mil:be at: 21-Dec-2000 11:40
After getting the answer of Mr Ric Shepard
[[ric_shepard--fishgame--state--ak--us]] concerning my question about printing on
a network printer, I got to work and wanted to find any way for printing
good formatted documents like MS Word or HTML pages.
Well, here is description of the result. It's just another hack, but it
might help peoples out of troubles, as printing remains important in today's
professional life. Sorry for the users of other OS, but I only test it with
first connect our network printer (proposed by Ric) - using Rebol/Command or
>> call "NET USE LPTx \\SERVER\PRINTER"
open a port in Rebol:
>> ptr: open/lines %LPTx
Your printer is ready to serve. Now we have to provide it with printer
Those are easy to get, following this procedure (valid for most MS
Create your document, let's say a *.doc one, format it as you like.
Choose in the menu > File > Print and thick the option 'print to file'. Save
your *.prn creation. this one is formatted into your choosen printer
language (like postcript, PS-Adobe or other...)
Back to REBOL, just send it to the printer:
>> insert tail ptr %the-file.prn
>> close ptr
The document is printed.
Just kill the net connection:
>> call "NET USE LPTx /DELETE"
Again, it's just a hack, waiting for better from RT. Hope it helps ...