Multi-Page Printing Strategy?

John Burtt jburtt at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 29 21:39:19 CDT 2010


I had a similar situation and tried the routine you described. I  
couldn't get it to work reliably. The printing always seemed to hang  
after the first card printed. It could have been my limited experience  
with printing code, but I tried a slightly different approach.

First, put all the card information into a multi-dimensional array.
Clone as many cards as you need (the number of keys in the array - 1).
In a repeat loop, fill in all the cards from the array.
Then, use the print stack command.
After the print routine, delete all the cards except card 1.

Works great for me.

John


On Aug 29, 2010, at 10:00 AM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com  
wrote:
>
> I'm wondering if someone more versed in printing than I can offer a
> suggestion for printing multiple pages from a stack where the card  
> content
> is dynamically created.
>
> The stack is essentially a bare bones PowerPoint-like app that creates
> custom charts and text-only "slides".  Only one card is used for the  
> display
> of all content -- groups are hidden and shown as needed when viewing a
> slideshow, and field/chart contents are populated on-the-fly.
>
> I can write a routine to to tell the app to automatically create  
> each slide,
> but I don't know if I should try to print directly from the main  
> display
> stack, or copy card elements out to an offscreen stack and print  
> from there.
> The display stack can fit standard paper size, so there's no
> resizing/reformatting issue to deal with there.
>
> Could this be as straightforward as the following?
>
> open printing
> <generate slide 1>
> print this cd
> <generate slide 2>
> print this cd
> ...etc.
> close printing
>
> Also, what is the proper method for centering content on a printed  
> page?  I
> see Rev provides printRectangle and printPaperRectangle properties,  
> but I
> can't tell from their descriptions what I would use to center stack  
> content
> within the live area of a printed page.
>
> Thanks for any advice/suggestions.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
>




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