O$ - 4.3.1 - Print to PDF & Email

Grzegorz (Greg) Pasternak grzegorz at niagara.com
Fri Apr 19 19:59:02 EDT 2013


In my opinion the PDF Device from Brainy Data is the way to go with  
Studio 4.3.1.
We do pdf reports and emailing in bulk all the time, both "by hand" or  
in 24/7 unattended mode.  Works pretty well.
You can print multiple reports to single PDF file or you can create  
individual files for each report instance.
Page orientation can be either Portrait or Landscape.
Embedding images into report (ex. signature or logo) is not a problem.
Most important thing, you can count on Michael helping to solve the  
problem should you find the bug.


Wiadomość napisana w dniu 2013-04-19, o godz. 19:49, przez Kim Sumner:

> Hi Jeff
> Unfortunately no. I've been doing exactly the same thing.
> There seems to be no way to talk directly to the bullzip driver (ie.  
> To pass
> a file name, determine print completion etc.).
> I also tried using a loop to determine when the driver has finished  
> writing
> the file. Works OK but have had fileops errors due to customer having
> "other" utilities that grab the file after writing it so cannot  
> reliably
> move or rename. I had to set Bullzip's user prefs to a specific
> file/pathname but couldn't bypass the dialogue without it writing  
> the file
> to the wrong place (ie. into the Windows System folder).
> Overall very tedious and fragile as well as messy. I give it a 3/10.
> About to audition the Brainy Data product and see if this gives me a  
> better
> result. Expensive but may provide an integrated solution.
> It's moments like these I _love_ my Mac :)
> Kim Sumner
> Corporate Windows Pty Ltd, AUSTRALIA
> Tel: +61-3-5338-8232
> WebPublisher Studio - Share your data with the World
> http://www.webpublisherstudio.com
> Omnis Studio Database Server Development Toolkit
>> From: Jeffrey Jones <jjones at synergos.com>
>> Reply-To: OmnisDev List - English <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com>
>> Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:39:16 -0700
>> To: OmnisDev List - English <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com>
>> Subject: O$ - 4.3.1 - Print to PDF & Email
>> Hi All,
>> Studio 4.3.1 - Windows
>> I'm using the Bullzip PDF Writer to create PDF files in the  
>> background, moving
>> them to a specific client folder and emailing them as an attachment.
>> The process is working, but I've had to put in some loops to create  
>> delays,
>> because I need to wait for the PDF Writer to finish printing before  
>> moving and
>> then emailing the file.
>> Does anyone know a way to determine when the printer is actually  
>> finished?
>> -Jeff
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