[REBOL] Re: Using a printer in Windows
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 8-Jan-2002 15:39
> << I want to know if it's possible to user a printer from a rebol program
> The two main options are to print via a browser, or use PDF-maker to write
> PDF file and print that. I read somewhere that you could also send a PRN
> file directly to the printer, but I haven't tried that.
you might thini this wierd, but another way might be to write a tool in
Flash5 for printing REBOL. It could run within a browser, [perhaps less
interesting], or as a nice standalone executable on Windows and Mac.
Unlke PDF with its ubiquitous splash graphic, and and big load, Flash offers
you some handy features:
- any customized interface you want [clean fullscreen, minimal, animated,
- loop back to launch rebol [FScommand]
- controllable printing [select what area, screen, frame etc]
This might be be another good candidate for REBOL-XML though certainly not
With Oldes great make-swf toolkit coming along so well, the closure grow
more tantalizing. Perhaps it will soon even make swf.exe
Flash which calls REBOL which makes swf ... etc.
Once you have a 'stub' Flash projector [standalone exctuable or running
within activeX player via browser or some other], you can of course load
3rd party Flash projector tools add a\many moer cool features to enhande
These all open interesting options addressing the ENCAP / security / REBOL
distribution thread now going on.
So can one embed a stub Flash projector within REBOL like any other binary?
fyi: a minimal stub is 369Kb