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[REBOL] Re: Printing with Rebol on Windows network

From: louisaturk:coxinet at: 21-Aug-2002 8:33

Andrew, At 09:19 AM 8/21/2002 +1200, you wrote:
>Printing with Rebol on Windows network > >I've been exploring how to print over a Windows 2000 network, and have >just managed to get it work. Here's an example of printing to a local >printer (printer attached directly to computer running Rebol): > > write/binary %//prn read/binary %Test.txt > >Note the two "//" for the local printer, and the "magic" value of "prn" >("lpt1" and others are magical).
Thanks! Simple enough. I've just tested this on my win2k machine, and it works for me too (with a few problems).
>And here's an example of printing to a network printer: > > write/binary %/Media/Corridor read/binary %Test.txt > >For the second example, your file name will obviously differ. The best way >I've found so far for determining the file name of the network printer is >to use the Windows Explorer program, browse into "My Network Places", >"Entire Network", "Microsoft Windows Network", then work group, and then >computer. There should be one or more printer icons showing. Click on one, >and in the description vertical bar is the file name. For our network, >that comes up with: > \\Media\Corridor > >For Rebol, that changes to the file! value: > %/Media/Corridor > >CAUTION: It's best to use a test file that consists of two or more pages >of text. I discovered that my local printer (Canon BJC-255) would ignore >anything less than a page of text and do nothing!
Same experience here.
>Note that Windows printers require CR and LF to be sent for the end of >line; newline. If you must print directly from Rebol, you'll need to >replace/all of the newline values in your text with these values.
How are you doing this?
>Andrew Martin >Posting from School/Work.
Please post anything else you learn about this. Louis