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- November 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm #361
I can add the print button onto my form and it generates the pdf easily. The only issue I have is that I don’t want to have the print button appear on the resulting pdf file. Is there a way to hide the button on that final pdf?
TommyNovember 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm #4931
if you ‘hide’ any objects on your form, they won’t show in the pdf file. So if you are using the actual ‘print’ button, change that to use a standard button, and then run a behaviour under that ‘when clicked’ event to hide the button followed by the print actionNovember 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm #4932
Thanks! That worked great. I set the behavior to hide the button => print => show the button. That way the button is back when the user looks at the form but it does not get printed.
TommyDecember 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm #4945
I went aha! when I saw this but when I went to try it the Run Behavior / Select a Behavior doesn’t offer the actual Print button as a choice. What am I missing?December 7, 2009 at 4:56 pm #4946
I did it by linking the following steps in this order on the “Button is Pressed” behavior:
1 – Set State (under Object Commands) => Set the button object to “Hidden”
2 – Print (under Form Commands) => Print the page
3 – Set State (under Object Commands) => Set the button object to “Normal”
I hope this helps.
Note: I made it a regular button and not a built in Print button.
TommyDecember 7, 2009 at 5:03 pm #4947
Thanks Tommy – I see you’re doing the Print from a form. I’m trying this from a Report. And in Report design (under Form Commands) there is no Print command (!).
KeithDecember 8, 2009 at 10:06 am #4948
there isn’t a ‘print’ command as you’ve seen in reporting, but I can see it would be useful. have raised it with our development team to look into and see if they can get this added for a future releaseDecember 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm #4949
Thanks – this would be well received here. We’ve started producing (& printing) some graphic reports for sr. management but all the clutter of buttons diminishes their ‘polish’.
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