Printing pdf documents


#1

Is it possible to print existing pdf documents (located server side)
directly to a client printer without using a viewer? Scenario: I
have a list of reports on page where the client can check which
reports they would like printed. Ideally, the print command would
send all the selected reports (pdf doc) directly to a printer instead
of having to display the reports in an adobe viewer. Ideas,
suggestions, hints?

Thanks


#2

yeah, I understand the network restrictions, etc. so I figured there
wasn’t any direct, easy way. Could it be possible to tie in the
printing of these reports to the standard browser print function? I
guess the main point of interest for me is to not have to display all
the reports before printing them unless the client wished to do so.

Thanks.


#3

Hi Ed,

On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 08:14 -0700, EdTaupier wrote:

Is it possible to print existing pdf documents (located server side)
directly to a client printer without using a viewer?

In a word, no. At least not to my knowledge. It’s a security thing.
Otherwise I could, knowing the address of your printer, mount a DOS
attack against your network.

HTH,
Bill


#4

On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 10:12 -0700, EdTaupier wrote:

yeah, I understand the network restrictions, etc. so I figured there
wasn’t any direct, easy way. Could it be possible to tie in the
printing of these reports to the standard browser print function?

I > guess the main point of interest for me is to not have to display all > the reports before printing them unless the client wished to do so.

The above assumes you’ll display each report but display will
automatically invoke printing. AFAIK, that’s as good as it gets.

HTH,
Bill