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Posted on 1998-10-18
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I wanted to know how I could print text from a textbox like Wordpad prints text. For example if I had a textbox where I typed an essay out. How would I print that textbox so that the essay looks like it was printed by Wordpad or Wordperfect.
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by:mcix
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Have you checked out the Rich Text Box Control?

You can do some fairly complicated formatting with it...
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by:mark2150
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I have code module avail for RichTextBox that allows changing fonts, alignment, colors, etc and prints accordingly. Contact me direct:

Mark_Lambert@ntsc.navy.mil

if you want program source.

M

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by:heydes
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I can't use RichText because im working in standard and its not registered. I get a license error when i try to add it onto my form. If you can tell me how i could load it onto my form without buying vb5 enterprise. I'd be happy to give you the points just for that ;) thanks
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by:AnswerTheMan
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NowDays, i don't think that programers have to really program print jobs. for that we have a some powerfull tools we can use.
if i were u - i would make a little database with a MEMO field,
and use one of them tools to make a report based on that database-field.
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by:heydes
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I was trying to do it old fashion way but thanks
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kfrick earned 150 total points
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Here's the old fashioned way.....

Make a form with a multi-line text box and a command button. Put this code behind the form:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim szTemp As String
Dim szText As String

    szText = Text1.Text
    While Len(szText) > 0
        szTemp = Left$(szText, InStr(szText, Chr$(13) + Chr$(10)) - 1)
        szText = Right$(szText, Len(szText) - (Len(szTemp) + 2))
        Printer.Print szTemp
    Wend
    Printer.EndDoc
End Sub

You can play around with the Printer object for Fonts. You can add a few spaces to the beginning of each line for a fixed margin.
Have fun!

-kf

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