Solved

Printing Crystal Reports from Visual Basic while controlling printer settings

Posted on 2007-11-15
6
1,523 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We have several Crystal Reports that need to be printed out from different trays and then stapled together. We are using Visual Basic 6, Crystal Reports 11 and a Ricoh multifunction printer.

Is using PJL an option, how would you use this with crystal reports. I was not able to find a good way to print the crystal report to a file to then add PJL commands.

We also purchased the API from ricoh, unfortunately it does not support this printer. Even so If I set the printer on one that is supported and then print the crystal report the settings are not used for the CR (The API works by setting WINAP).

Any help or suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:esiexc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Ido Millet
ID: 20292385
Are you willing to let go of the automated stapling requirement?
0
 

Author Comment

by:esiexc
ID: 20292486
We need as many of the requirements done as possible, so if there is no way to do the stapling I would still be interested in how to accomplish the tray control.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Ido Millet earned 500 total points
ID: 20292756
If the stapling requirement is removed, you can easily send each report to a different printer tray.

If you need to split the printout of a single report across different paper trays (1st page to Tray 1, Pages 2 to 3 to Tray 3, ...), Consider a 3rd-party tool as a solution (for a list of such tools, see http://www.kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html).  My Visual CUT software provides two approaches that allow you to automate such a process.  

- Ido
0
 

Author Comment

by:esiexc
ID: 20292900
Thanks, If I cannot find a way to staple I will look into that.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 21000162
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

734 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