Print to a file
Posted on 2001-07-29
I have an app which generates a rather complex printed page, consisting of a lot of "line(xa,ya)-(xb,yb)", and a lot of "CurrentX, CurrentY, go there and print some text with specified font size" stuff. It works just fine.
Question: Is there any way to "print to a file", so that I can send that file to the publisher, and have her print it at her end?
The VB printer object is a very different thing from a file, so at first, I don't see that this can be done. When printing, you are sending your stuff though a printer driver. How can a created file do that?
Would it help if I knew exactly what printer is being used by the recipient?
Could I open a Word document within my VB application, print to it, then send that? This is the best I can think of. How do I open a Word document from a VB app, and print to it?
I thought of using VideoSoft's printer object. I'm having some trouble obtaining an e-mail address for them to which I could address this question. Anyone know what that e-mail address is?
I appreciate any comments.