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I have a simple form with a data base attached.  I have a group of labels and TDbedit boxes that I would like to print, but I can not find any documentation on how to print this form to the print. I can get the print dialog box to come up but when I press the ok button, the print dialog boxes disappears and nothing is printed. ???
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The best and easiest way to print anything in Delphi is to use teh Including version of Quickreports.  It is not 'necessary' to use quickreport - but why invent the wheel?

Don't know what version of Delphi your using, but teh general steps are as follows.
 1  Create a new form, click the quickreports tab and select the Qreport icon (should be teh first one).  The form should turn white.
 2  Add a few quickreport DBText fields to the new form
 3 Either add a datasource & table to the new form or connect teh dbtext fields mentioned above to the datasource in your existing form (add it to your uses clause)
 4  Set the qreport properties and set the tables to active.
 5  Call the new form from a button/menu item in your existing form and use the Qreport.print method.

This is really, really high level, but it should give you a general idea and enough to get started.  The is a QuickReport manual somewhere in your Delphi directory (different places for different versions)  Good Luck!  Any questions, please add a comment.
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Thanks alot, that's what I needed to hear.  I'm running Delphi 3. Thanks again!!
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