Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Alpha on Apple Parallels

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Alpha on Apple Parallels

    Has anyone been able to get Alpha to save a file as "pdf" and auto open adobe?

    On client's machine, is saving pdf with "_auto_file" as the extension

    we downloaded and installed adobe 9 on the virtual machine successfully, and we can manually open the "auto file extension with adobe," but can't get it to work normally.
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
    972 524 8714
    [email protected]

    ____________________
    "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

  • #2
    Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

    bump
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
    972 524 8714
    [email protected]

    ____________________
    "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

      Martin - can you show us the code or what you're doing?

      Attached screenshot shows the report.saveas() function with the OpenOutputFile flag set to true, which as far as I know has always worked for me.

      Is this not working for you, or do I not understand what you're doing?
      -Steve
      sigpic

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

        Thank's Steve,

        The code works perfectly on a PC - its only on the mac where I get the problem.

        Code:
        lastuse=toseconds(time())
        'Date Created: 07-Dec-2009 07:01:28 AM
        'Last Updated: 22-Dec-2009 08:05:34 AM
        'Created By  : martin cole
        'Updated By  : martin cole
        if a5.Get_Master_Path() > ""
         mpath=a5.Get_Master_Path()
        else
         mpath=a5.Get_Path()
        end if 
        ans=""
        f=form.view("HotListSelect","dialog")
        f.close()
        if ans="yes"
        else
         end 
        end if 
        'ans=ui_get_radio("Select",1,"Preview, then Print","Print Only")
        'if ans=""
        ' end 
        'end if 
        ans="Print Only" 'temporary strict
        one=.f.
        two=.f.
        three=.f.
        four=.f.
        combined1=.f.
        combined2=.f.
        combined3=.f.
        cars: 
        select case
         case ans3="none"
          goto spaces
         case ans3="both"
          if ans="Print Only"
           report.saveas("Hotlist_Drivers_Permit","pdf","","","one"); one=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
           report.saveas("Hotlist_Drivers_Tag","pdf","","","two"); two=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("Hotlist_Drivers_Permit")
           report.preview("Hotlist_Drivers_Tag")
          end if 
         case ans3="Permit # Only"
          if ans="Print Only" 
           report.saveas("Hotlist_Drivers_Permit","pdf","","","combined1"); combined1=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("Hotlist_Drivers_Permit") 
          end if   
         case ans3="License # Only" 
          if ans="Print Only"  
           report.saveas("Hotlist_Drivers_Tag","pdf","","","combined1"); combined1=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("Hotlist_Drivers_Tag") 
          end if   
        end select
        if one=.t. .and. two=.t.
         pdf_append(mpath + chr(92) + "one.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "two.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "combined1.pdf"); combined1=.t.
        end if 
         
        spaces: 
        select case
         case ans4="none"
          goto finishit
          end 
         case ans4="both - separate reports"
          if ans="Print Only"   
           report.saveas("spaces_view_occupied","pdf","","","three"); three=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
           report.saveas("spaces_view_unoccupied","pdf","","","four"); four=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("spaces_view_occupied")
           report.preview("spaces_view_unoccupied")
          end if   
         case ans4="both - one report"
          if ans="Print Only"    
           report.saveas("spaces_view_all","pdf","","","combined2"); combined2=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("spaces_view_all")
          end if   
         case ans4="assigned spaces only"
          if ans="Print Only"     
           report.saveas("spaces_view_occupied","pdf","","","combined2"); combined2=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("spaces_view_occupied")
          end if  
         case ans4="unassigned spaces only"
          if ans="Print Only"      
           report.saveas("spaces_view_unoccupied","pdf","","","combined2"); combined2=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
          else
           report.preview("spaces_view_unoccupied")
          end if  
        end select
        if three=.t. .and. four=.t.
         pdf_append(mpath + chr(92) + "three.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "four.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "combined2.pdf"); combined2=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
        end if 
        if combined1=.t. .and. combined2=.t.
         pdf_append(mpath + chr(92) + "combined1.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "combined2.pdf",mpath + chr(92) + "combined3.pdf"); combined3=.t.; xbasic_wait_for_idle()
        end if 
        finishit: 
        if combined3=.t.
         sys_open(mpath + chr(92) + "combined3.pdf") 'cars and spaces
        elseif combined1=.t.
         sys_open(mpath + chr(92) + "combined1.pdf") 'cars only
        elseif combined2=.t.
         sys_open(mpath + chr(92) + "combined2.pdf") 'spaces omly
        end if
        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
        972 524 8714
        [email protected]

        ____________________
        "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

          Ah, now I understand. And I figured you knew the syntax well. Never implemented on a Mac, so dunno.

          I wonder if you might instead resort to using sys_open() to do the job?
          -Steve
          sigpic

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

            thank's Steve - I am using sys_open() [unless you meant it differently]
            see the very bottom lines of the script

            its something weird about the Apple not liking "pdf" as an extension

            otherwise, runs perfectly on the Mac - which is nice to know
            Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
            972 524 8714
            [email protected]

            ____________________
            "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

              Didn't look for or notice the sys_open() you're using - I was focused on your saveas() syntax and related.
              -Steve
              sigpic

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

                This seems to be a Parallels issue see Knowledgebase article here
                Bill Griffin
                Parkell, Inc

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

                  fixed - thanks Bill

                  the issue, in Apple Parallels, was that if you install alpha (or any program) that saves a document as a pdf BEFORE you install Adobe, it changes the extension.
                  Last edited by martinwcole; 01-10-2010, 11:58 PM.
                  Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                  972 524 8714
                  [email protected]

                  ____________________
                  "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Alpha on Apple Parallels

                    Great news - glad it worked...
                    Bill Griffin
                    Parkell, Inc

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X