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Printing HTML file to a selected printer

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I am displaying a (generated) HTML file. Basically it's an overview of all the info a user entered in a wizard. So there is no physical HTML file, only a String which I display as HTML in a JEditorPane.

How do I let the user select a printer and then print this file to that printer? Also, the HTML contains a table with a width of 100% how do I make sure that the HTML prints correctly on any size paper?

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by:riaancornelius
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OK, I've found how you can get a print service by using javax.print, So just need to know how I print?
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by:riaancornelius
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that's printing using java.awt.printing. As far as I  can see, that will only print to the default printer. I need to know how to print an HTML formatted string to the user specified printer.

I've seen how to use javax.print to select a printer, So I just need to know how to print HTML formatted text using javax.print
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> As far as I  can see, that will only print to the default printer

It will print to the printer you have previously selected.
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>> It will print to the printer you have previously selected.

And how do you select a printer?
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Using a PrinterJob you will get a dialog with the available printers. Then you select the printer you want from there.
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Actually, It seems the simple answer is that it can't be done natively. The longer answer is that HTML can be printed like this:

http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?forumID=20&threadID=215404
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Requesting that question be deleted...
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I would suggest PAQ and points refudned.
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Agreed. Didn't think about the fact that there is actually a solution in here. :)
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I am fine with this :)
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