O$ - 4.3.1 - Print to PDF & Email

Jeffrey Jones jjones at synergos.com
Mon Apr 22 12:30:38 EDT 2013

Thanks to all for the suggestions.

I'll try the Fileops and see if that works for me.

Hopefully version 6 will have a better PDF writer and it will make it easier.


On Apr 19, 2013, at 4:49 PM, Kim Sumner <tech at corporate-windows.com.au> wrote:

> 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
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>> 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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