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I need some advice on reading the end of page from a text file.  I am working on a visual basic 6 program to convert some text files (output from another program) to pdf.  The conversion is going great but the report has pages with varying number of lines per page.  If I could detect the end of page than I can just force an end of page at that point.  Can’t remember how or if you can do this in VB6.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Question by:LambchopAZ
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by:leonstryker
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How are you running the conversion? Are you reading the text file or using some sort of a object to do a conversion?  If you are reading a text file a row at a time, you can check for a flag to let you know then to start a new page.

Leon
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I don't know where you're reading from, but if the incoming data is in standard ascii format then you want to watch for ascii code 12 (or 0C in hex) which signifies a page break / form feed.
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Code below is how I am reading in the text file.  I am utilizing VSVIEW activex printer utility (ComponentOne).

 With vp                   'vp is the VSPrinter object
        .StartDoc
        Open FromPath & "\" & theFile For Input As #1
        Do While Not EOF(1)   ' Loop until end of file.
            Line Input #1, x
            .Paragraph = x
        Loop
        Close #1
        .EndDoc
    End With
   
If I understand correctly I could test the line input for an end of page flag?? How??

Cheri

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by:leonstryker
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You would need to parse the text of the line in the loop.  Assign  the line to a string variable and check for the character. Ideally the character you are looking for is the first one in the line.

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Modification to your code to look for End of page character.

With vp                   'vp is the VSPrinter object
        .StartDoc
        Open FromPath & "\" & theFile For Input As #1
        Do While Not EOF(1)   ' Loop until end of file.
            Line Input #1, x
            .Paragraph = x
            If InStr(1, x, Chr(12)) Then
               ' This is the end of page, need a new page.
            End If
        Loop
        Close #1
        .EndDoc
    End With
   
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