Printing multiple pages

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Thu Jan 15 22:15:04 EST 2009

Hi All,

I have a script that splits a report into multiple pages and tries to
print them one by one. I have a single field that displays the data,
then I have tried various ways to get the pages to print. I want to
queue all the pages and have them all print at once.

My basic script is:

    repeat with x = 1 to tPageCount
        displayPage x
        print this card
        --   revPrintField the long name of fld "Report"
        --  revPrintText the htmltext of fld "Report", , ,the long
name of fld "Report"
    end repeat

As you can see, I have tried using revPrintField and revPrintText but
had to settle on "print this card".
revPrintField and revPrintText both worked the first time, but after
that, they only printed the last page.
"print this card" seems to work every time, but I have to resize the
stack while printing, and it seems slower.

The displayPage script works perfectly as I put in a "wait" for
testing and I could see that each page was being displayed.

The only clue I have is that the print progress dialog seems to be
miscounting. It's sequence for a 3 page report is:
  Processing page:
  Processing page: 1
  Processing page: 2

or if only the last page is going to print:
  Processing page:
  Processing page: 1
  Processing page: 1

Neither of these are completely correct, but they are different.

So does anyone have an explanation for why revPrintField and
revPrintText would only print the last page?
Or any suggestions or work-arounds or alternatives that do not use
"print this card"?


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