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Printing with AutoIt?

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I have started a new topic since this inquiry changed somewhat:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14246

I have found nothing on Printing support in help or forums. I assume I must create document in another program, using AutoIt to help generate it. Multi-printer installation. Must create a bar code. Any suggestions, kind sirs?

J

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I think there is a print object with VB that may be available with a dll call. I am out of the offfice and cannot research what I used in VB long ago. :whistle:

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I have found nothing on Printing support in help or forums.  I assume I must create document in another program, using AutoIt to help generate it.  Multi-printer installation.  Must create a bar code.  Any suggestions, kind sirs?

J

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Are you printing to a label printer such as a Zebra or Intermec? Or are you printing to a standard printer?

Label printers have their own printing language, such as ZPL or IPL. Normally, you create an ASCII file with language specific syntax and send it via serial or parallel port to the printer. Documentation for these printer languages is normally available on the printer manufacturer's website. You could more than likely script the creation of the print file, possibly even creating a GUI front end for it.


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Yes, it's to a Dymo Label printer. I am dling the Software Developer's Kit for it now. Thanks for the tip.

J


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What if it were just a run of the mill printer that has been installed? Is there a way to send a file as a print job from the cmdline?

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For Mad: You might just use Run command with appropriate parms.

My label writer software kindly provides an icon in the task bar (notification window in XP) which I can right click and print to unobtrusively using the clipboard contents. Is there an AutoIt way to automate accessing that icon in the task bar, etc.???

J


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