Sending a PDF to printer

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Sending a PDF to printer

Post by kroka » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:26 pm


I am developing a project for a small company where one of the tasks is to print out a PDF document that is part of the program.

That means: The PDF is there and can be viewd in the browser widget, it only has to be sent to a printer.

Is there a way to do this without launching the PDF in an external viewer? And is there a way to do the same in an iOS-app?

I appreciate any idea.

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Re: Sending a PDF to printer

Post by MaxV » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Every OS has it's code to print directly a PDF. On Mobile devices you can't for security reasons, you must launch an app with permission to communicate with a printer... it's a mess.
On Linux:

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put shell("lpr  myFile.pdf")
On Windows install RawFilePrinter.exe and then

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put shell("RawFilePrinter.exe -p " & quote & "c:\Users\Me\Desktop\mypdffile.pdf" & space & quote & "Canon Printer" & quote ")
On Mac

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put shell("lpr  myFile.pdf")
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Re: Sending a PDF to printer

Post by mikewhite » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:19 am

I am looking for a solution too. i did convert PDF to PNG using online free Converter https://onlineconvertfree[dot]com and now i want to send the PNG mage to printer. not sure how to go about it.

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