bc at freeuk.com
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 win32print.py 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
win32print.py 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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