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TIF Files From Reports (programmatic?)

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I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

- Blaine
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Apr 4 '06 #1
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hi Blaine,

couldn't you just print to Microsoft Office Document Image Writer,
having set
Properties>Advanced>TIFF ?

-t

Blaine Manyluk ha scritto:
I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

- Blaine
(Remove all S and change r's to n's to reply.)


Apr 4 '06 #2

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Access does not have a native capability to save Reports in TIF format. All
the people working on report converters that I have seen have, in fact,
concentrated on PDF. That is, I am sure, because of the widespread
availability of Acrobat readers for free. Perhaps you might search for a PDF
to TIF converter, and cross your fingers for luck.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Blaine Manyluk" <bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote in message
news:hHpYf.33506$%H.31283@clgrps13...
I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

- Blaine
(Remove all S and change r's to n's to reply.)

Apr 4 '06 #3

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On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 07:59:09 GMT, "Blaine Manyluk" <bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote:
I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

- Blaine
(Remove all S and change r's to n's to reply.)


You can save to EMF see
http://www.lebans.com/ReportUtilities.htm

EMF could easily be converted to TIF or may be just as good for your purpose.
Apr 4 '06 #4

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----- Original Message -----
From: "polite person" <si*****@ease.com>
Newsgroups: comp.databases.ms-access
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: TIF Files From Reports (programmatic?)

You can save to EMF see
http://www.lebans.com/ReportUtilities.htm

EMF could easily be converted to TIF or may be just as good for your
purpose.
Of all the replies, yours has been the most useful.
(But thanks to everyone who replied :) )

I have already made a prototype application from the ReportUtilities code,
which does as I have requested, except that it generates EMFs not TIFs.
This gives me all the programmatic control that I need.

What I need now is a command-line EMF to TIF converter, unless I can
convince my client to use EMFs. Any good (and not too expensive) ideas?
On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 07:59:09 GMT, "Blaine Manyluk"
<bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote:
I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

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Apr 6 '06 #5

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On Thu, 06 Apr 2006 05:00:06 GMT, "Blaine Manyluk" <bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote:

What I need now is a command-line EMF to TIF converter, unless I can
convince my client to use EMFs. Any good (and not too expensive) ideas?


I use IrfanView which is free at least for personal use, and I see it has both batch and command
line options and can do most formats including EMF and TIF.
Google "convert emp tif" will find others.

Apr 6 '06 #6

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You really should change over to PDF files. There is a free Report to PDF
converter on my site.

As for converting EMF's or Snapshot to TIF files there is a German Developer
who created such functionality. I'm not sure if he ever released it though.
Check the NG's via GoolgeGroups and focus on the German Access related NG's.

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"Blaine Manyluk" <bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote in message
news:qf1Zf.28136$Ph4.21968@edtnps90...
----- Original Message -----
From: "polite person" <si*****@ease.com>
Newsgroups: comp.databases.ms-access
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: TIF Files From Reports (programmatic?)

You can save to EMF see
http://www.lebans.com/ReportUtilities.htm

EMF could easily be converted to TIF or may be just as good for your
purpose.


Of all the replies, yours has been the most useful.
(But thanks to everyone who replied :) )

I have already made a prototype application from the ReportUtilities code,
which does as I have requested, except that it generates EMFs not TIFs.
This gives me all the programmatic control that I need.

What I need now is a command-line EMF to TIF converter, unless I can
convince my client to use EMFs. Any good (and not too expensive) ideas?
On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 07:59:09 GMT, "Blaine Manyluk"
<bs******@correct.ab.ca> wrote:
I have a very unusual request.

I need to be able to generate reports and save them as TIF
files, with full programmatic control. The application will
provide the filenames. Each page of the report will be saved
as a seperate file. All the user should have to do is press a
button to generate the TIFs, without having to "touch the meat"
of viewing the report, choosing a file path/name, answering
prompts, etc.

The end client (of a client) needs TIFs rather than PDFs. TIFs
use little space, for one. There do exist facilities (such as the
non-programmatic Adobe Acrobat) that save reports as PDF files.
I need TIFs; but if the best that can be done is a programmatic
PDF exporter followed by a PDF to TIF converter; it will have
to do.

================================================== ====================
[To reply, remove the S's from my address, and change the R's to N's.]

Apr 6 '06 #7

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