[thelist] Automatically Printing Web Pages

Jon Haworth jhaworth at witanjardine.co.uk
Mon Nov 12 12:41:59 CST 2001

How about some sort of roll-your-own automation type thing?

IE 6 has some pretty nifty hooks, there *must* be a objects you can get to
from, say, a Visual Basic app. 

If there's an InternetExplorer object, for example, you could build a list
of all the files that needed to be printed, and then get an app to open each
one in IE and call InternetExplorer.CurrentDocument.Print or whatever the
method is called.

It's a million-to-one chance but it might just work :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: gregory.john.toland at census.gov
[mailto:gregory.john.toland at census.gov]
Sent: 09 November 2001 15:27
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Automatically Printing Web Pages

Last week, I asked if anyone knew of software (or thru scripting) of a way
to print web pages in batch.  It was suggested I look at Acrobat 5.  This
comes close to what we want, but I wanted to see if anyone has any other
ideas.  Acrobat 5.0 does not allow you to select files in a directory.  You
either pick one file or you pick the entire directory.  We would like the
ability to supply wildcards (say ABC*.htm).  It also appends one file after
the other in one very large PDF.  This forces files to carry over and print
in the middle of the page.  I found a piece of software called SitePrint
Pro (http://www.optima-system.com/), but it only runs on the Mac.
Unfortuanely, we do not have any Macs.  Any other ideas?  Our task is to
print over 3,200 html files w/o having to click 3,2000 times.  I would like
to print selected files from a directory in a batch run.  Any ideas?

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