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rheinerk

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Hi All,

 

It's me again from South Africa. I need to add a button to a form so that the user can print the form and send it off to our offices in JHB, then attach it again later.

1. What will the best practice be to get this form to print?

2. Is it possible to convert the form to a PDF file and then print it?

 

Kind Regards

RK 

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bigfootger

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One question, Can the users in JHB not use Metastorm, so there wouldn't be a need to print and send back again.

 

But that's a different topic.

 

How about using a report. Build the report to look like the form and then place a button on the form to open a report and pass in the folderid as filter paramater for your business object. This can then easily be printed, exported and save as PDF.

 

Additionally you could use word templates and replace placeholder with Metastorm BPM data in a server side script. You can save word files as PDF. All programatically with a bit of C# code.

 

This can all happen of a button click and a popup shows the final result ready to print or send via email.


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rheinerk

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Hi BigFooter,

 

Thanks for the tip, as I'm still brand new to Metastorm that never crossed my mind...thanks. I have setup the report to look like the cover page I want to print and have added a button to the cover page that when pressed will open the report. However what line of code do I need to assign the button to open my 'PrintCoverPage' report?

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