PrintPDF

Description

Downloads and prints a PDF document - the method will not return until the download and print has completed.

For greater control over printing, such as being able to select paper size and source and the printer to use and for a responsive experience for the user, please see the BatchPrintPDF method.

Please note that the spool-size of printed PDF documents when printing with an Enhanced PDF Printing license may be larger than expected with consequences for performance. Please evaluate performance is acceptable.

This updated functionality now requires v7 or later of ScriptX and an Enhanced PDF Printing license.

Please contact MeadCo sales for details.

Syntax

printing.PrintPDF(PDF[, prompt = true[, shrinkToFit = true [, from = -1[, to = -1]]]);

Argument Description
PDF Anonymous javascript object with members describiing print parameters. The member value url must be present and contain the location of the document to be printed, as illustrated below.
prompt (Bool) Indicates whether or not to prompt the user before printing
shrinkToFit (Bool) Shrink the PDF page to fit the paper, optional,trueby default
from (Number) Print from the specified page, optional, all pages by default
to (Number) Print to the specified page, optional, all pages by default

Example

<body>

<input id=idPrint type="button" value="Print the PDF"
 onclick="PrintPDF()">

<!-- MeadCo Security Manager - using evaluation license -->
<object viewastext style="display:none"
classid="clsid:5445be81-b796-11d2-b931-002018654e2e"
codebase="smsx.cab#Version=8,0,0,56
">
  <param name="GUID" value="{C4DB5D29-BE52-46B9-9DDF-46A167170F81}
">
  <param name="Path" value="sxlic.mlf">
  <param name="Revision" value="0">
</object>

<!-- MeadCo ScriptX -->
<object id="factory" viewastext style="display:none"
classid="clsid:1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814">
</object>

<script >
function PrintPDF() {
  factory.printing.PrintPDF({ url: "example.pdf" });
}
</script>

</body>

Additional Parameters

The anonymous object must contain the required value url and may contain a number of additional optional parameters:

Parameter Description
url [Required] the location of the document to be printed.
pagescaling

(int)

0 = no scaling
1 = fit to paper
2 = shrink large pages

If given, the shrinktofit argument is ignored.

autorotatecenter (bool) indicates whether pages should be rotated to fit on the paper and centered. If this parameter is not given then it will be set to true if shrinkToFit is true or pageScaling is 1.
orientation

[Unprompted only] (int) Specifies the orentation for printing:

1 = portrait
2 = landscape

pages [Unprompted only, v7.3 and later] (string) specifies the list of pages to print, for example "1-10,12,14". If given then the arguments from and to are ignored.
monochrome [Unprompted only, v7.4.5 and later] (bool) specifies if monochrome printing should be used. This option is known not to work with some HP printers due to issues in HP print drivers. Monochrome can be set in prompted printing by changing the printer preferences.
normalise (Bool) Indicates whether or not the pages should be processed to ensure drawing operations are at the expected positions. This option may assist if documents do not print as required.

Example

<body>

<input id=idPrint type="button" value="Print the PDF"
 onclick="PrintPDF()">

<!-- MeadCo Security Manager - using evaluation license -->
<object viewastext style="display:none"
classid="clsid:5445be81-b796-11d2-b931-002018654e2e"
codebase="smsx.cab#Version=8,0,0,56
">
  <param name="GUID" value="{C4DB5D29-BE52-46B9-9DDF-46A167170F81}
">
  <param name="Path" value="sxlic.mlf">
  <param name="Revision" value="0">
</object>

<!-- MeadCo ScriptX -->
<object id="factory" viewastext style="display:none"
classid="clsid:1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814">
</object>

<script >
function PrintPDF() {
  factory.printing.PrintPDF(
     { url: "example.pdf", 
       orientation: 1, 
       monochrome: true,
       pages: "1-3,5,9"
     },
     false);
}
</script>

</body>

Applies To

printing

See Also

BatchPrintPDF, Print, PrintHTML