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I have an old .bas file that only writes to a printer and I want it to allow me to save it into a word format, in order to email the file as an attachment.

Write know I have to fax the form, with the data.

This application written in Basic does multiple engineering calculations to data.  Then prints the info out.

Any suggestions or pointers will be well rewarded.

Thanks,
Jeff
I might note that I am more familar with Java and C++,
than I am with Basic and Visual Basic
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by:brookman
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I would be willing to take a crack at it.  I have just finished a program that takes a 45 Meg file and breaks it down by cost center then emails the reports to the appropriate persons.
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hi jeffbeasley,

I think we can help you.

It would be helpful to see the Basic program, but if it is too big then show us the code used to write to the printer.

Have you converted the program to VB or do you need an answer in regular basic...if so what basic do you use?

leo
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by:jeffbeasley2
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I haven't converted it yet,  I was trying to figure out where to start on it.

It is located at
http://www.jeffbeasley.com/downloads/ace.zip

Ratemain.bas is the main application
PRSUBS.bas is the printing application
Comma.inc declares the variables
models.dat and p.dat build the data

I have no problem awarding additional points to multiple participants that assist me with this.

I need to convert this application to an application that can save outputed data in a document format.

Currently this outputs directly to a printer.

Thanks,
Jeff
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by:brookman
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Do you want a quick fix?
You could create a text only printer that prints to a file.
Then e-mail the file.
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A quick fix would be sufficient if I export into a text file.  I could then create an application that pulled that data and exported a word document; however, I do not even know how to export the data into a text document using basic.

Jeff
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What is the operating system that is running on this machine?
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Runs on Windows 98 and 2000
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by:brookman
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There is a way to setup a virtual printer in win2000 to print to a file instead of a real printer.
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by:jeffbeasley2
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does it involve using adobe acrobat as opposed to a printer...

how would i set this up and would it print the information in the same format.

Thanks again
Jeff
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add new printer
local (dont detect)
use following port - file
generic text only

The only problem may be how to get your program to print to it. Try setting it to be the default printer.
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Moving to the Paq

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