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I'm looking for someone with experience writing printer drivers. Need to

pipeline files selected for printer output to a local file.

 

Re:specialty printer driver


Mike,

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> I'm looking for someone with experience writing printer drivers. Need to

> pipeline files selected for printer output to a local file.

Check out ReportBuilder - it enables you to archive reports.

You can print reports to an Archive file (.raf) and then use the
ArchiveReader component to preview and print from .raf files. There is
also a demo of an ActiveX previewer that can run in a web browser.

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With the trial version you can create reports just as you would with the
registered version, the only limitations are max of 5 pages of output
for any report and if you print to the printer, our company info will
print on the page also.

For a quick look at what ReportBuilder is capable of run the demos:

1. RBuilder Pro\Demos\Reports\Demo.dpr - contains over 70 sample reports
that show the various cabalities of the product. Serves as a great
learning tool also.

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OnePass/TwoPass Report Engine   Instant page generation,
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Text, Line & Shape Components   Work just like Delphi counterparts

Image Components                Bitmaps and WMFs supported

Rich Text Components            Stretches across pages, great for
                                mail-merge

Memo Components                 Stretches across pages

BarCode Components              Code 128, UPC-A, Code39,
                                Int2of5, EAN-13

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                                drill-down

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                                stretchable descendants

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                                mailing labels

Full Printer Control            Envelopes, custom-paper sizes,
                                duplex printing

Templates (Report Layouts)      Save report definitions in
                                database fields or files, deploy
                                new reports without recompiling

Precision                       Position components up to 1/1000
                                of a millimeter

International Language Support  11 languages, *all* strings and
                                messages translated

Archive (Native Report Output)  Print reports to stand-alone
                                files, preview later

Text File Output                Comma, tab and fixed length
                                formats supported

Open Data Output                Create support for new file
                                formats

Native Data Access (via BDE)    Access data via Delphi DataSources

Native Text File Access         Access text files directly,
                                compile w/out BDE

Open Data Access                Create your own data access,
                                compile w/out BDE

ActiveX Archive Print Preview   Preview archived reports in an
                                HTML Browser

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End-User Report Designer        Deploy an interface your users
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                                reports and data

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                                clicks of the mouse

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Re:specialty printer driver


In case you haven't already found your solution...do you really need a
driver?  Most reporting tools (QuickReport for one) will  let you save
reports to a file.  Any windows program can print to a generic/textfile
printer, though that doesn't work well with graphical reports.

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Mike Cunnyngham wrote:
> I'm looking for someone with experience writing printer drivers. Need
> to

> pipeline files selected for printer output to a local file.

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