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Issue 8.5


Printing PDFs

Easy PDF printing on Mac and Windows

Issue: 8.5 (July/August 2010)
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins.
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Article Number: 8505
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Printing a PDF cross platform has never been an easy job. First, Windows does not ship with anything that can read, render, or print PDF files. Second there is nothing for PDF built into REALbasic so you have to use some third party libraries or applications. Mac OS X has some PDF capabilities, but Preview.app, the main PDF viewer, is not even AppleScriptable. So this article will show you how to print a PDF on both Mac OS X and Windows.

Creating a PDF

First, we need to have an application which creates a PDF. For this we simply take example code that comes with the plugins:

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