O$ - 4.3.1 - Print to PDF & Email

Dr Caroline Wilkins caroline at ib2bsystems.com
Sat Apr 20 18:34:11 EDT 2013

Dear Jeffrey,

Sorry - I said I would dig this out and send it ages ago...

The printer has finished when the pdf file exists, so we can use the 
existance of the file to determine when it is ready to send as an email 

Between 1) printing to PDF (using Bullzip) and 2) firing the email with 
attachment, I use this code:

Do FileOps.$doesfileexist(iAttachmentPath) Returns lStatus
If lStatus<>1
     Open window instance wEmailWaitForAttachment (iAttachmentPath)
     While lStatus<>1
         Do FileOps.$doesfileexist(iAttachmentPath) Returns lStatus
     End While
     Close window instance wEmailWaitForAttachment
End If

where wEmailWaitForAttachment is a little window that just says "Please 
wait while PDF is created" (or whatever!)

Hope this helps!


On 19/04/2013 14:39, Jeffrey Jones wrote:
> 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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