Unless I'm wrong Form functionality is great - printing is sad
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 attempting to develop a more automated feature for users who dont always need to view the information before printing.
Basically, i show the user a checklistBox - and they pick the ones that that they want to view and the ones that they want to print from the list.
I am trying to process the choices made and automatically print the ones that they have designated for printing while the view the ones that they need to go over.
This will reduce the number of man hours required to process information -
I don;t see anything yet - that would let me do this -
Could I call the reader using command line arguemts ????
I thought that there was an API for Adobe that would allow me to at least automate the basic save, print functionality - but I cant seem to locate it
If you steer me - in some direction - right now - I'm sort of guessing my way around this problem
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.