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OK, I have an invoice I want to automatically print when I post the order. No one else can print and there is a default printer. However, I am using cfheader and making it a word document. The following code works fine in a html document but does not auto print when I call to the invoice.cfm (ms word template)

<body>

Hello Kendra

<script language=JScript>
function doprint() {
document.body.insertAdjacentHTML("beforeEnd", "<object id='idWBPrint' width=0 height=0 classid='clsid:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2'></object>");
idWBPrint.ExecWB(6, -1);
idWBPrint.outerHTML = ""; }
if (window.self) window.doprint();
</script>

</body>

Anyone know of a way to auto print using this or something better? It has to be a word document though. Thanks
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by:Zyloch
ID: 11888111
Hi

Er...

<html>
<head>
<title>Test Word Print</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
//Word Path
$word_file="someFile.doc";
$save_as="someFile.html";

$errmsg = "";
if ($w=new com("Word.Application")) {
   if ($w->Visible=1) {
      if ($w->Documents->Open($word_file)) {
         $w->Documents[1]->saveas($save_as, wbFormatHTML);
         $w->Quit();
      } else {
         $errmsg+="Could not open $word_file!<br>";
      }
   } else {
      $errmsg+="Could not set Word to visible state!<br>";
   }
} else {
   $errmsg+="Could not open Word. Make sure Word is installed on your machine.";
}
echo($errmsg);

if ($errmsg=="") {
   if ($fp=fopen($save_as,"r")) {
      $contents = fread($fp,filesize($fp));
      echo($contents);
   } else {
      echo("Error reading file $save_as!<br>");
      exit;
   }
} else {
   exit;
}

?>
<script language=JScript>
function doprint() {
document.body.insertAdjacentHTML("beforeEnd", "<object id='idWBPrint' width=0 height=0 classid='clsid:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2'></object>");
idWBPrint.ExecWB(6, -1);
idWBPrint.outerHTML = ""; }
if (window.self) window.doprint();
</script>
</body>
</html>

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:Zyloch
ID: 11888116
Not the cleanest code, but should work if you have Word2000+ and PHP. If you have Word97 only, then you should change $save_as to someFile.txt and change vbFormatHTML to vbFormatText or vbFormatTextLineBreaks whichever one suits you better.

Regards
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by:Zyloch
ID: 11888124
Oops, just noticed this was in ColdFusion, sorry about the PHP example...

Regards
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