I am using LiveCycle Designer to design a very simple somewhat interactive form - very simple .... few form fields ... uses only a single xfa.host.importData(); call to load the form fields for viewing ....
the user can print or save - to a static PDF image for archiving -
This is working and is all great - many thanks to Mr. Paul Guerette....
Now My user base - is happy and satisfied - but just one more thing they lack -
they don't always need or want to view the PDF - but simply want to designate that they want to print the file - and have the output go to the printer on command..
Is this where Adobe Livecycle Designer(c) screeches to a halt and can no longer deliver ?
Not sure I see an issue here ...they open the file in Acrobat/Reader and choose the print option and voila it prints to their default printer (or they can pick another printer if they wish).....or am I missing something.
I am not an Acrobat expert and I have seen printing done when passing a URL back to a browser. I know there are interfaces available for external programs to automate Acrobat/Reader. They are called AIC Interfaces (Acrobat Interoperability Interfaces). I would suspect that they would be described on the Acrobat forum. Whether you can automate print from that interface or not I do not know.
Also there is a new Batch processing command in Acrobat that you may find useful. It can allow you to print multiple documents from a single command.