Printer preferences printer type "FILE"

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Printer preferences printer type "FILE"

Postby JosDuchIt » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:15 pm

In "printer preferences" gui you have a printer type FILE

Clicking on the driver options you get a requester File Printer options " notably with choice clipboard/File

I can't make anything happen when selecting this printer type and trying to print something from say Notepad.

Is there some doc about this printer type ?
How can you use it?
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Re: Printer preferences printer type "FILE"

Postby Raziel » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:06 pm


Not even the requester opens up.
Either a bug or not yet supported feature.

I remember this from 3.1 days, though, it should, if running normally, "print" the text from e.g. Notepad into the given file (I know it worked back then)
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Re: Printer preferences printer type "FILE"

Postby Spektro » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:03 am

Printing to file seems to work with GraphicDump (SYS:Utilities/GraphicDump) and AmiPDF (SYS:Utilities/AmiPDF/AmiPDF) but not with NotePad.
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Re: Printer preferences printer type "FILE"

Postby broadblues » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:10 am

The FILE printer type only works with graphics based printing, not with programs like NotePad that essentially save text directly to PRT:
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