Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

RTF - printer control?

Posted on 2006-06-18
13
Medium Priority
?
439 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Ok, so... Ive been experimenting with RTF specification, but unsure how to force the printer to do printer control codes using RTF.

\'0x1233 or something like that, anyone have ideas?? I really need to know this for an application im developing.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:talon121a
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Kim Ryan
ID: 16931244
This document indicates that you can insert characters such as cariage return by using \13, but they get treated as a paragraph mark.
http://www.biblioscape.com/rtf15_spec.htm#Heading46

Perhaps you could get by with \par, \page, \tab etc?
0
 

Author Comment

by:talon121a
ID: 16931248
Well, Im tryin to force a print using RTF.

like force a printer feed or print page..

0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Kim Ryan
ID: 16931328
\page will insert a page break. When you print a document with \page in it, it should be interpetered by the printer as 'start a new page'.
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:pratap_r
ID: 16932319
the escape code is \’XX where XX is your hexadecimal code, 0x prefix is notrequired

btw, I think it only accepts 8bit hexa decimals, so you might have to give it as \’AE\’1F etc

Have Fun!
Pratap
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Naishal
ID: 16932385
How about creating .ps files?
0
 

Author Comment

by:talon121a
ID: 16932530
Hmm I need to use the RTF code to actually start a print process... Is this possible, I tried \page but without luck...

I was thinking maybe an escape character or something perhaps a unicode or other escape sequence to actually initiate the printer...

I just need it to make some response from RTF output.. (either feed a piece of paper, print a line of text. etc)

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:pratap_r
ID: 16932572
try \’0C for a form feed
0
 

Author Comment

by:talon121a
ID: 16932641
IVe tried the following without luck ( no response from a printer )

{\rtf\ansi\'1B\'0C\ \'01\'02\'03\'04\'05\'06\'07\'08\'09\'0A\'0B\'0C\'0D\'0E\'0F\'10\'11\'12\'13\'14\'15\'16\'17\'18\'19\'1A\'1B\'1C\'1D\'1E\'1F\'20\'7F\'1B\'80\'81\'82\'83\'84\'85\'86\'87\'88\'89\'8A\'8B\'8C\'8D\'8E\'8F\'90\'91\'92\'93\'94\'95\'96\'97\'98\'99\'9A\'9B\'9C\'9D\'9E\'9F; }

Did I miss any?

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:pratap_r
ID: 16932653
what happens when you print the file?
0
 

Author Comment

by:talon121a
ID: 16932669
well, particularly im tryin to print or activate the printer when a user 'visits' the document... (using an rtf display).
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
pratap_r earned 780 total points
ID: 16932676
ah, well no, thats not possible. That would be a security violation if it did that. Some parsers may implement this (none that I know of though), but then you'll have to write the parser yourself. I'd suggest to look for alternate methods.

Have Fun!
Pratap
0
 

Author Comment

by:talon121a
ID: 16932722
Thank you for your efforts.

I would love to at least award you points for trying ;-)

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:pratap_r
ID: 16932725
thanks :)

may be if you explain your requirements, I can help you better
0

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Whether you’re a college noob or a soon-to-be pro, these tips are sure to help you in your journey to becoming a programming ninja and stand out from the crowd.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Progress
Starting up a Project

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question