Re: Browser printing / CGIDEV2
- Hi Bruce
One of my first questions when in 2003 I begin to use browsers was:
how I have to print a page directly to a specified printer (already configured) on my pc ?
A few years later the response was this ActiveX control ONLY for Internet Explorer:
In this internet site you can see also a free version of this product.
With this product you can:
- print to a specified printer
- print a number of copies that you define
- set margin header , left and footer
- print an hidden page
-- much ancd much more....
But 3 year ago, my question was:
Why I have to use only internet explorer ?
When Firefox is issued, I never use more microsoft browser.
For me the best is Firefox, nothing to compare with IE.
But ActiveX doesn't function on Firefox... How I have to do ?
My Lan users prefer FF for a lot of reason......
The solution in this case is: JSPRINTsetup plug-in for Firefox !
The author email: mitko@... (Bulgarian people)
The firefox plugin download is at:
Now in my external script I can set and install automatically this plugin.
For example, I use this script to print directly to a PDF printer in order to create a PDF output with the CGI application.
Hi have a nice day
--- In Easy400Group@yahoogroups.com, "reynolds_bruce" <bruce@...> wrote:
> Although this is not a CGIDEV2 question I am hoping someone might have an idea on how I can provide a CGIDEV2 solution to a project I am working on. Don't know how this could be done so I am open to any ideas.
> I need to be able to print checks via a web browser to a laser printer without a print window popping up. The check will contain a logo, MICR number along with the dollar amount, etc.
> I am guessing that I will have to create a bitmap image and send that to the browser where a browser plug-in would intercept and redirect to the printer. Since this is an internal application it might be possible to store the image on the PC and merge the AS400 data.
> Thanks for any ideas,