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URGENT! Printing PDF's from Coldfusion

Posted on 2004-08-05
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What is the easiest way to print a PDF document to a printer connected to the server. Using either COM or a Tool or other?

I need this urgently
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Question by:Plucka
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by:anandkp
ID: 11732905
Use CFX_PDF ... or HTML2PDF
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by:Plucka
ID: 11733030
I believe these create PDF's not print PDF's, I create the PDF's I just want to send them to a printer defined on the server.
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11733240
last year I had unsucessful attempt of using javascript and PDF. Though my another programmer friend claimed that they have used it sucessfully. This is not your answer but may be this will give you some thoughts.
http://www.planetpdf.com/developer/article.asp?ContentID=6103
Regards,
---Pinal
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by:hart
ID: 11733910
ok if you have created your pdf...
then the person who is viewing it will view it using acrobat reader and in that it self you have print option...

but if u have given a button on ur site saying print pdf...
then you will have to pop up a window with the conetents that are there in the pdf and then just use javascript  command...

window.print();

i am sure u already know abt this..

Regards
Hart
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Seth_Bienek earned 500 total points
ID: 11734918

If you are wanting to print from the server, then first you'll need to install Acrobat Reader on the server.

Next drop Rob can der Woude's PrintPDF.bat batch file onto your server, preferrably somewhere outside your web root:

http://www.robvanderwoude.com/files/printpdf_nt.txt (save as printpdf.bat)

Lastly, just call printpdf.bat from your CF template using <cfexecute>!

That should do it, any questions just holler.

Seth
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