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[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.
hmmm.. 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, mutilinguaa etc..] - 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 essential. 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 other SWFs. 3rd party Flash projector tools add a\many moer cool features to enhande this scenario. 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 ./Jason