Label Printing

DavidAbbott
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I know you guys are hungry for points, so here goes:

Does anyone know how to print a labal from a Notes database.

i.e We have a database here that some users need to print the name and address of chosen customers, this can be done by way of a view action or in the form direct.

Any ideas?
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Bozzie4IT Architect

Commented:
Well, you can create a special print form, and use the @command([fileprint]) command to use it to print from a view

@Command( [FilePrint] ; numCopies; fromPage; toPage; ifDraft; ifView; formName; breakType; ifReset; startDate; endDate)

The special print form will need to correspond to the label you want to print.  That may prove difficult, if you want to print on Avery style labels ...  Trial and error :-)

R6 has this as options in the standard (File/Print) options too..

cheers

Tom.
Bozzie4IT Architect

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If you want 100% control over what you print, you'll need a 3rd party program (like Intelliprint,...) or you need to use Word / Excell/ Wordpro to do the actual printing.

That means creating a Word document using COM/OLE, putting in the data, and printing that using the Word VB Classes.

cheers,

tom
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I have a beautiful code that will print mailing labels from notes application here it comes....
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Make changes to the field names and view name....
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Sub Initialize
      Dim session As New NotesSession
      Dim db As NotesDatabase
      Dim v As NotesView
      Dim doc As NotesDocument
      Dim wordobj As Variant
      Dim firstname As Variant
      Dim midinit As Variant
      Dim lastname As Variant
      Dim fullname As String
      
      Dim addressone As Variant
      Dim addresstwo As Variant
      Dim fulladdress As String
      
      Dim citytown As Variant
      Dim mass As Variant
      Dim zip As Variant
      Dim citystatezip As String
      
      Set db = session.currentdatabase
      Set v = db.GetView("Informacion") 'NAME OF THE VIEW FROM WHERE U NEED TO EXPORT Mailing LABELS
      Set doc = v.GetFirstDocument
      
      wdCell = 12 'Microsoft Word VBA constant. Designates unit for table cell.
      tabc = 1 ' For controlling tabs
      AveryTemplate = "5160" ' Avery mailing label. Three across.
      Set wordobj = createobject("Word.Application.8") ' Launch Word.
      wordobj.visible = True ' Show Word.
      Call wordobj.documents.add 'Create new Word document.
      
' Create a new Word mailing label document. Use AveryTemplate variable declared at top.
      Call wordobj.MailingLabel.CreateNewDocument(AveryTemplate)
      Call wordobj.activate ' Give Word the focus.
      
' Cycle through each document in view.
' Create full address, then insert into Word table.
      
      Do Until doc Is Nothing
            fullname = doc.fullname(0) ' name of the person                        
            addressone = doc.GetItemValue("Address1") ' Address 1
            addresstwo = doc.GetItemValue("Address2") ' Address 2
            fulladdress = addressone(0) & Chr$(10) & addresstwo(0)
            
            
            citytown = doc.GetItemValue("CITY TOWN")  ' City town
            zip = doc.GetItemValue("ZIP") ' zip code
            citystatezip = citytown(0)  & " " & zip(0)
            
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(fullname + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full name into Word.
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(fulladdress + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full address into Word.
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(citystatezip + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full address into Word.
            
            
' Tab Control
            If tabc <= 2 Then      
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  tabc = tabc + 1
            Else
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  tabc = 1
            End If
            
            Set doc = v.GetNextDocument(doc)
      Loop
End Sub
Bozzie4IT Architect

Commented:
There you go, I  knew I needn't look for the code myself :-)

Tom
Ever heard of "IntelliPrint"? See http://www.cybernetsoft.com
I use it myself to print labels & enveloppes!
paid version ?
Bozzie4IT Architect

Commented:
Yes, I've heard of it, that's why I proposed it in my first post waaaay on top.

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Set wrdApp = CreateObject("Word.application")    
      wrdapp.documents.add
      wrdApp.Visible = True
      
      With wrdApp
            .Selection.Font.Name = "Verdana"
            .Selection.Font.Size = 12
            
            .selection.insertafter "Partha"
            
            .selection.insertparagraphafter                    
            
            .selection.insertafter "Myaddress "
            .selection.insertparagraphafter                    
            
            
            
            
            
            
            .selection.insertafter "Mycountry"
            .selection.insertparagraphafter                    
                        '.Selection.Font.Size = 10
                        '.Selection.Font.Bold=False
            
                        'If doc.Title1(0) <> "" Then
                        '.selection.insertafter doc.Title1(0)
                        '      .selection.insertparagraphafter                    
                        'End If
            
            .Selection.insertafter "Tel:  "
            .selection.insertafter "My number"
            .selection.insertparagraphafter                    
            
            .selection.insertparagraphafter    
            .selection.insertparagraphafter    
'                        .selection.moveright 12, 1, 0
      End With
      
      wrdApp.activate
      
      Exit Sub
      
ErrorHandler:      
      ErrNumber = Err
      If (Err=101) Then Resume Next
      
      Exit Sub    


This code can be modified to poitn to a view and then loopign for each entry...

Partha

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Commented:
what if the user only wants to print the current ui doc? and not from a view?
Did you check my code partha ? It uses the label format of Word ?

Trying to steal all my pts huh ?
Commented:
Aruns' code is good, it can be modified like this for uidoc , check for the fieldnames alone for now i have given test as the field name :
Sub Click(Source As Button)
      On Error Goto par
      Dim session As New NotesSession
      Dim db As NotesDatabase
      Dim v As NotesView
      Dim doc As NotesDocument
      Dim wordobj As Variant
      Dim firstname As Variant
      Dim midinit As Variant
      Dim lastname As Variant
      Dim fullname As String
      
      Dim addressone As Variant
      Dim addresstwo As Variant
      Dim fulladdress As String
      
      Dim citytown As Variant
      Dim mass As Variant
      Dim zip As Variant
      Dim citystatezip As String
      
      Dim ws  As New notesuiworkspace
      Dim uidoc As notesuidocument
      Set uidoc = ws.currentdocument
      wdCell = 12 'Microsoft Word VBA constant. Designates unit for table cell.
      tabc = 1 ' For controlling tabs
      AveryTemplate = "5160" ' Avery mailing label. Three across.
      Set wordobj = createobject("Word.Application.8") ' Launch Word.
      wordobj.visible = True ' Show Word.
      Call wordobj.documents.add 'Create new Word document.
      
' Create a new Word mailing label document. Use AveryTemplate variable declared at top.
      Call wordobj.MailingLabel.CreateNewDocument(AveryTemplate)
      Call wordobj.activate ' Give Word the focus.
      Set doc = uidoc.document
' Cycle through each document in view.
' Create full address, then insert into Word table.
      
      
            fullname = doc.fullname(0) ' name of the person                    
            addressone = doc.test(0)' Address 1
            addresstwo = doc.test(0) ' Address 2
            fulladdress = addressone & Chr$(10) & addresstwo            
            
            citytown = doc.test(0)' City town
            zip = doc.test(0) ' zip code
            citystatezip = citytown & " " & zip
            
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(fullname + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full name into Word.
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(fulladdress + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full address into Word.
            Call wordobj.Selection.TypeText(citystatezip + Chr$(10)) ' Insert full address into Word.
            
            
' Tab Control
            If tabc <= 2 Then    
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  tabc = tabc + 1
            Else
                  Call wordobj.Selection.MoveRight(wdCell) ' Move one cell to the right.
                  tabc = 1
            End If
            
            Exit Sub
par:
      Msgbox "error occurred online numebr " & Erl
End Sub

Bozzie4IT Architect

Commented:
You can still use the 'change form' trick, but it won't work trough @command([fileprint]) directly

@Command([SwitchForm];"Test");
@postedCommand([FilePrint])

If you intend to use 1 of the scripts, just change the document they work on:

eg.
set uidoc = ws.currentdocument
set doc = uidoc.document

instead of looping thru the documents in the view

cheers,

Tom
Sorry Bozzie, I overread your comment!

Commented:
Actually, [FilePrint] accepts a paramater (I think it is around the fourth parameter?) to use an alternate form.  On eh down side, it causes it to print without prompting you for other printer settings, e.g., paper size.
Where are my points ?
Bozzie4IT Architect

Commented:
Yes, qwaletee, I've said that too -  it doesn't work when the document is open (Parameter is ignored), though, that's why you should use [Switchform]


cheers,

Tom

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Commented:
Chaps, client never came back , so consider this one dead, thanks for the effort
If this is dead then how come partha is alive and running away with my points ???
And 2000 points for my code ???

Commented:
Arun,
Do u want me to die for this 2000 points.. Not fair...

David,
Thx for the points ;-)


Partha

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Commented:
Arunkumar

Sorry mate, can give you some points if you want them!

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