MORE HELP with: open printing for pdf...

Paul Dupuis paul at
Thu Jul 28 14:48:25 EDT 2016

Hi Dan,

i am using revPrintText in my printing to PDF. i.e.

open printing to pdf tFile
revPrintText theHTMLText
close printing

where theHTMLText is basically 'the htmlText" or a target field. This is
working for me in *most* cases. Our field content that gets converted to
a PDF ranges from plain text to very rich content, including embedded
images in the field (via the imageSource of char x). This produces a
single, properly paged, PDF. However with some content - we have yet to
figure out what field content triggers it - we get a script execution
error in revPrintText

Object: property is not an integer: 4294907844 (Line 0, column 0)
Chunk: can't set property:  (Line 162, column 22)
Object: can't set object property: 4294907844 (Line 162, column 7)
set: can't set property: 4294907844 (Line 162, column 1)
repeat: error in statement:  (Line 141, column 1)
Handler: error in statement: revPrintText (Line 141, column 1)
Object ID: stack "revprintlibrary

So, we may have to change to using print card or something else. I have
no experience at using open printing for PDF with anything other than
revPrintText, so I am sorry, but I don't know what may be the cause of
the problem you've run into.

-- Paul

On 7/28/2016 2:11 PM, Dan Friedman wrote:
> Monte (and Paul),
> Thanks for reporting your findings.  I have been struggling with this issue for some time (with LC 7.0.1).  Adding the default folder to the path to the DLL fixed the problem.
> However, now that it's PDFing, a new problem exists.  If I "open printing to pdf" and then run multiple "print card" commands, each print comes out as a separate document and I am asked to select a location to save the output for each page.   I haven't issues a "close printing" command yet, but it's still outputting separate PDFs.  It works fine in the IDE, it works fine in the Mac Standalone, but I get this odd behavior on with the Windows standalone.
> One note...   I "open printing to pdf" in stack A.  Then, I open stack B and do the "print card" commands.  Then, I close stack B and stack A issues the "close printing" command.  I then repeat as needed.   I don't think this matters as it works in the IDE and on the Mac.
> Any thoughts?
> Thank you in advance!
> -Dan
>> On 27 Jul 2016, at 4:43 PM, Paul Dupuis <paul at> wrote:
>> Monte,
>> Thank you so much - exactly that - so for LC6.x I added the follow which
>> address the problem whether in the IDE or standalone
>> put the defaultFolder into tSaveDefaultFolder
>> if (the environment is "development") then -- IDE
>> set the defaultFolder to specialFolderPath("engine")
>> else -- standalone
>> set the defaultFolder to appPath()
>> end if
>> -- do my PDF printing
>> set the defaultFolder to tSaveDefaultFolder
>> If I every see you at a LiveCode Conference (I have to attend Edinburgh
>> via webcast this year), I owe you drinks or a meal or both!
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