Printing to Specified Printer using LotusScript

Posted on 2000-02-03
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I'm trying to create a button or action to print to a specific printer, without having the user select the printer, nor having the printer installed as a local printer on the machine. The application is non-web.

I'm not very familiar with Script. I know that the print method in script is no different than the FilePrint @command option.

The only other option is to use API which, again, I have no real knowledge of. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. Thanks
Question by:theranjan
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Marco_Ooijer earned 150 total points
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I'm 99.99% sure that it's impossible to specify which printer to use in script. I have been confronted with the same problem, and my only solution was to use the default printer.

Have you tried making the printer a shared device? Then specify it as the default printer; that way you should be able to use it from any workstation (when adding the printer in W98, you're asked if you want to make it the default printer)

The only 2 downsides to this solution are that
1) you can't use more than one printer at a time without using some dialog with the user;
2) the users must have enough discipline to select their own printers in other applications, rather than just hitting print and complaining when the paper comes out of the wrong one.

Hope this helps.

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