[Tutor] A Newbie Printing Question

John Fouhy jfouhy at paradise.net.nz
Tue Mar 29 21:22:11 CEST 2005

Richard Lyons wrote:
> I have little experience with programming.  I have Python installed on a 
>  Windows XP system.  What code do I need to use to send output from a 
> Python script to a local printer attached to my workstation?  to a 
> network printer?

The win32print module (in Matt Hammond's windows modules) may help.

     pid = win32print.OpenPrinter(win32print.GetDefaultPrinter())
     win32print.StartDocPrinter(pid, 1, ('My print job', None, 'raw'))
     win32print.WritePrinter(pid, s)

When I did this, I was printing to a postscript printer, and I wasn't 
printing anything that required complex layout.  So I generated the 
postscript code myself, and then just sent it straight to the printer...


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