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Paul Robinson

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Using RTF mulitines and printing to pdf
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:45:35 AM »
We want to start using multiline RTF more in our documents but most of our internal documents are created are pdfs (used as attachments for emailing and storage). Is there a method someone is using that might help us? I would like to have the pdf print recognize the RTF controls for fonts, colors, underlines, etc.

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Re: Using RTF mulitines and printing to pdf
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 10:57:24 AM »
RTF is basically an Windows/Microsoft format.  If you want to print RTF you need to use a Windows device driver thus if you want to print RTF information to PDF files the best solution is to use a Windows PDF printer driver such as Bullzip, or if the client in on Windows 10 they can use the built-in Microsoft Print to PDF.

Here is a You tube video link that provides details on how to use the built-in PDF printer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxpnDHkpnwk

The built in PDF drivers within PxPlus do not support formatting of RTF data although technically (assuming you are on Windows) you could print the RTF data to a *BITMAP* then print the resultant bitmap to the PDF using the built in PDF driver. 
Mind you if you are on Windows you might as well use the built in Windows PDF driver directly. :)




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Re: Using RTF mulitines and printing to pdf
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 12:44:05 PM »
Most of our clients are using Linux as the server with Windows workstations. We will try your suggestions and see what works best, thanks.