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Print range scripting for PDF on multi page layouts??

Question asked by WIZKID on Jan 15, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2009 by WIZKID


Print range scripting for PDF on multi page layouts??


Hi All:


I would like to replicate the print range functionality of MS Word in FM Pro 8.5.  FM print ranges are limited to successive pages only (i.e. print page 1-5).  It does not allow entering a print range 1-5, 7-9, 10-50 etc. with some pages skipped in the same batch (as in MS Word).  I can write a script to print pages 1-5, then 7-9, then 10-50 and have them come out on the printer just fine, but this doesn't work when my print output is PDF because it would generate 3 separate PDFs for each record.  Merging the separate PDFs into one document can be done manually, but would take forever if there are a large number of records being printed from the database.  Anyone have any ideas how to do this programatically?  Print the range with skips for record A as one PDF, then do the same for record B, then C, etc.


Much thanks in advance.