BartC bc at
Wed Jul 1 13:02:36 CEST 2015

On 01/07/2015 11:15, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 01/07/2015 09:59, BartC wrote:
>> I need to print a text file to whatever printer in Windows is called
>> 'Generic/Text Only'. I looked for a Python solution and come across Tim
>> Golden's win32print module which looks perfect, eg:
>> However, that tells me everything I need to know except how or where to
>> download it!

> That's the standard pywin32 docs that happen to be on Tim's site.  Get
> the latest pywin32 here

Yes, I ended up there at one point, but didn't see a file, 
only a win32print.cpp one. I think messing about with C++ compilers and 
makefiles (that never work properly under Windows) defeats the object of 
trying to use Python for this purpose!

Presumably, nowhere on the internet is there a ready-to-use copy of that someone else could just download with little effort?

(Anyway, never mind; I'm looking at a solution now that involves 
invoking Windows' rundll32 and notepad to do the job. And it saves the 
problem of instructing someone on the end of a telephone how to install 
even Python let alone locating the add-ons.

This is task that, in the eighties, would have involved sending a 
string, a byte at a time, to the parallel port, perhaps 3 lines of code. 
It's great that in 2015 everything is so much simpler!)


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