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Delphi Program to Print .PDF and .TIFF Files

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As part of a large system we need to write a program to print .PDF and .TIFF files.  Our initial thought is to just shell out and print them but would like to know if anyone has done something like this and has a better way.

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by:YodaMage
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Report Builder allows direct creation of .PDF files using the waler TExtraDevices add on.
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Hello

  you could find components to convert files to pdf

http://homepages.borland.com/torry/unitsconversion.htm

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Thanks for the comments but I already have the files so I don't need to create or convert them - just looking for ways to print them out.  Now we are thinking about using shell execute to print them.  PDF files don't appear to be much of a problem but haven't investigated the TIFF files.  Just looking to see if there is a better way to get the files printed.

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Greg Rowland earned 150 total points
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// We use this for material test reports "MTR"
procedure TStockMaterialf.AcroBatButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
var
vMtrName: string;
vLinkSuccessfull: boolean;

begin
     vLinkSuccessfull :=  True;
     vMtrName := qStock.FieldByName('MTR_NUM').text+'.pdf';
     vFileName := vMtrPath + vMtrName;
     try
        Screen.Cursor := crSQLWait;
        OleContainer1.CreateLinkToFile( vFileName, True);
     except
        vLinkSuccessfull:= False;
        MessageDlg('MTR file ' + vMtrName + ' not found!', mtError,[mbOk], 0);


     end;

     if vLinkSuccessfull then OleContainer1.DoVerb(ovShow);
     Screen.Cursor :=crDefault;
{
  TOleContainer1, Properties
  OleContainer1.CreateLinkToFile;
  OleContainer1.CreateObject;
  OleContainer1.DoVerb;
  OleContainer1.OleObject;
  OleContainer1.OleObjectInterface;
  OleContainer1.SourceDoc;
  OleContainer1.StorageInterface;
  OleContainer1.AllowActiveDoc;
  OleContainer1.AutoVerbMenu;
  OleContainer1.Caption;
  OleContainer1.FieldAddress;
  OleContainer1.GetInterface;
  OleContainer1.GetIconMetaPict;

  Methods
  ObjectPropertiesDialog:
}



end;

There are a lot of things you can do with verbs, like print.
I haven’t had the need to work that out.
This solution keeps our foreman from having to go to the filing cabinet “way across the shop” every time the need an MTR and the print option is available after the MTR/PDF file is loaded. Works pretty slick.

Greg
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