How to see the data printed to a file
Posted on 2002-03-21
I created a "printer" that directs its output to a file. I look at the file in wordpad but I want to see a WYSIWYG view.
I need to write a series of reports and I do not want to kill a tree. I am looking into a Print Preview tool that would help, but I'd still like to be able to output print files and use them later.
I would also like to actually print some of these files, but how do I get the printer to understand that this is a printfile.
I have vague memories of a .prn file type.... Is there a viewer application (PrintViewer) of some kind? Or an option in Word or WordPad or....
I am hoping the answer is "Duh- just use BlahBlah" but if there is more to it I'll bump up the miserly 25 points.
Also, is there an easy way to default the outfile to clear and reuse the same print file each time?