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[REBOL] Re: View/Pro and accessing Windows Printer API (gdi32.dll)

From: amicom:sonic at: 2-Jul-2002 8:33

Gabriele, I agree that PDF is more easily multiplatform, but sometimes you need the output to go directly to the printer without any additional human intervention. It would be nice if Acrobat could be told via an external source (like REBOL) to print the current document. Additionally, Acrobat loading on many machines is terribly slow. It would be nice if REBOL had available printer support (kind of like Python, but better). For that matter, printer page layout could use REBOL faces so you could generate the output with View or VID and then send it to the printer interface which does the conversion to the low-level printer commands.
>> printer layout/origin [image %flag.gif text "Now is the time
for all good men to come to the aid of their country" 600 wrap] 10x20 The above would send the output directly to the default printer. 'printer/query would query the user about which printer to use and would allow the user to make adjustments to the print properties. Simple things should be simple to do. -Bo At 12:16 PM 7/2/02 +0200, you wrote: