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Set the selected printer when JS window.print() is used?

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When using JavaScript window.print() command to print in IE, is it possible to set the selected printer in the Print window? In some cases I'd like to have the user's default printer selected, and in other cases have a specific printer selected when the Print window is displayed.

The default behavior seems to be that the first time the Print window is displayed, the default printer is selected. After that, the last selected printer is the one that is selected when the Print window is re-opened. Does JavaScript allow any control of the selected printer? Other methods to select the printer before the Print window opens? Thanks,
Sep 5 '08 #1
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acoder
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JavaScript doesn't allow that sort of control, but you may use a browser-specific solution if it's a controlled user environment, e.g. intranet, with reduced security. For example, for IE, you may use an ActiveX control to control printing.
Sep 6 '08 #2

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JavaScript doesn't allow that sort of control, but you may use a browser-specific solution if it's a controlled user environment, e.g. intranet, with reduced security. For example, for IE, you may use an ActiveX control to control printing.
An IE ActiveX control should do what I need. Does Microsoft have their own ActiveX print control that is part of XP? If yes, can point me in the direction of instructions of how it is used and its' name?

Thanks much,
Sep 8 '08 #3

acoder
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I don't know about Microsoft, but a product called Meadroid may be what you need.
Sep 8 '08 #4

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