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  • Printing Scripts

    Silly little thing, but driving me crazy:

    Whilst in the script editor, the context menu has a Tools entry. Under that entry is "Print Script". Selecting this appears to do nothing...

    Also, Code --> Print or ctrl-p does nothing either.

    There are times when I need to print code to compare and follow logic (I am very tactile, and sometimes need the printed page). Currently, I have to copy and paste the code into a text editor and then print it. Not a huge deal, but I am curious as to why I can't use the options available in Alpha. I may have an old version of A5DOC installed on this machine- could that be causing my grief?

    Any thoughts would be welcome,

    Chuck

  • #2
    Re: Printing Scripts

    Tools, Print script works as advertised here.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Printing Scripts

      What program do you have in windows set to open .txt files? You might want to check that program's settings. And also in windows you might have to add commands for the default program you have assigned.
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Printing Scripts

        Hey Robin,

        Notepad++ is my default text editor and the program associated with .txt files. That is actually the program I paste into when I want to print a script...

        What commands do you have in mind?

        Chuck

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        • #5
          Re: Printing Scripts

          Chuck, I think it very unlikely that A5DOC is causing the problem.

          Does this happen when editing scripts on the Code page of the Control panel?

          Does this happen when editing scripts in events on forms or other layouts?

          Are you trying to print Action Scripts, or xbasic code?

          Do you have a "default" printer defined in Windows?

          -- tom

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          • #6
            Re: Printing Scripts

            Hi Tom,

            I am trying to print from the code editor. I haven't tried to print event code. The work I am involved in is all SQL and has no forms, browses or even tables for that matter.

            This is all xbasic code, no action scripting.

            Yes, I have a default printer set up.

            C

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            • #7
              Re: Printing Scripts

              Chuck,

              Tell us whether the sequence you're following is different from this.

              Thanks.

              -- tom

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              • #8
                Re: Printing Scripts

                Hi Tom, I have tried all three of the methods you showed. All three result in the same thing; nothing. No printing dialog, no nothing...

                I wonder if there is an ini file somewhere that did not get set at install- ?

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                • #9
                  Re: Printing Scripts

                  Chuck,

                  It it's any consolation I see the same problem here one one machine, works fine on another.
                  Jim Coltz
                  Alpha Custom Database Solutions, LLC
                  A5CustomSolutions.com
                  jimcoltz@a5customsolutions.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: Printing Scripts

                    Chuck,

                    On one machine it works fine, on the other machine I found that the script was saved instead of printed.
                    Jo Hulsen
                    Dommel Valley Solutions
                    The Netherlands

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                    • #11
                      Re: Printing Scripts

                      Jo, that sounds like your pdf printer is the windows "default" printer.

                      Chuck, have you been using multiple monitors? Is it possible the print dialogs are popping up on the second monitor? If not, maybe it's time to uninstall Alpha, clean the registry, and reinstall.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Printing Scripts

                        Tom,

                        The script is saved as a .txt file so I think it has nothing to do with PDF.
                        My default printer is an EPSON-C1100 Advanced.
                        Wouldn't it be true that in case of a print dialog on a second monitor, the script should have been printed?

                        Maybe in Chuck's case the script is also saved?
                        Jo Hulsen
                        Dommel Valley Solutions
                        The Netherlands

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                        • #13
                          Re: Printing Scripts

                          Jo, I have nothing further to offer. As illustrated in my screencast, some print options dump the script directly to the default printer, others cause a print / export / save dialog to appear. I mentioned the possibility of the dialogs popping up off screen because Chuck said he wasn't seeing any dialogs at all.

                          I am curious whether the machines that are misbehaving share common hardware / operating system characteristics? Maybe its time to share that information with each other ?

                          Also might be helpful to determine what program is "associated" with TXT files in your windows setups? In my case NOTEPAD is associated with TXT files on all my systems.
                          Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 12-30-2014, 07:37 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Printing Scripts

                            Tom,

                            I wasn't seeing any dialogs either.
                            It wasn't a big issue to me and I learned to live with the situation that the script was saved. This thread however triggered me to look into this issue again and remarks from Robin (#3) and Chuck (#4) and from you, pointed me into the right direction. I verified and compared map options between the two machines and found that TXT wasn't defined one the problem machine. I placed an entry in there and connected that to notepad.
                            Restarted the machine, tried to print a script again and it WORKED!!!!
                            Let's hope this helps Chuck.
                            Last edited by DVSOL005; 12-30-2014, 07:56 AM.
                            Jo Hulsen
                            Dommel Valley Solutions
                            The Netherlands

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                            • #15
                              Re: Printing Scripts

                              Thanks, Jo. It's beginning to sound like Alpha is using notepad to do the heavy lifting.

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