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Disable print to file printer (soft copy printer) using JavaScript


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Hi All,

I have a case where end users would select printer from dropdown box and then push print button to print the document silently.  I have done that as following:

form1.main.printerDropdown::initialize - (JavaScript, client)

     var l = app.printerNames.length;

     for ( var i = 0; i < l; i++)   


form1.main.printerDropdown::change - (JavaScript, client)


form1.main.printBtn::click - (JavaScript, client)

     var doc=event.target;

     var pp = doc.getPrintParams();

     pp.interactive = pp.constants.interactionLevel.silent;

     pp.NumCopies= 3;

     pp.firstPage = 0;

     pp.lastPage = (xfa.host.numPages -2);



However, end users do not need soft copy printer (adobe PDF, MS Windows XPS document writer, … etc) to be listed in the dropdown box.  how to identify the printer type (printer or print to file) using JavaScript?

Please advise.

Thanks in advance.


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