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Starts a print loop that outputs directly to pdf rather that the currently configured printer.

Syntax:

open printing to pdf <filename> [ with options <optionArray> ]

Examples:

open printing to pdf "mypdf.pdf"
open printing to pdf "help.pdf" with options tOptionArray

Use the open printing to pdf command to print multiple cards directly to a pdf file.

The open printing to pdf command starts a print loop that outputs directly to a PDF file rather that the currently configured printer.

The following handler prints cards that have been collected in a global variable:

on printSomeCards
  open printing to pdf "test.pdf"
  repeat with x = 1 to the number of lines of cardsToPrint
    print card (line x of cardsToPrint)
  end repeat
close printing -- send group of cards to printer
end printSomeCards

It is not necessary to set the formatForPrinting option on stacks which are being printed to PDF.

The following keys are supported: Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, Creator, Producer Their values can be any string.

The implementation of pdf printing resides in a dynamic library called revpdfprinter. The standalone builder will automatically include this in the appropriate place when building standalones.

Any custom code that deals with standalones which use this feature must make sure that the revpdfprinter library resides next to the engine executable.

Parameters:

  • filename: The path to the PDF file to be created.
  • optionArray (array): An optional array allowing entries to be added to the resulting PDF's Document Information Dictionary.
  • The result: if the result is "Cancel" then exit print SomeCards.

See also: revBrowserPrint (command),open printing (command),print bookmark (command),print anchor (command),close printing (command),answer printer (command),print link (command),printTitle (property),printRowsFirst (property),formatForPrinting (property),