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printing output forms (like preprinted)

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Hello,

I am writing some VB code to collect data regarding a gas boiler. The
data will be entered by an engineer using some simple VB code to
collect all required information. I am happy how to do this.

What I do not know is how to create the output form (http://www.corgi-
direct.com/gallery.aspx?cID=883)

the link shows you the sort of thing I need to produce from the data I
have collected ?

Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

Regards

Rob

Aug 6 '07 #1
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roblowein wrote:
Hello,

I am writing some VB code to collect data regarding a gas boiler. The
data will be entered by an engineer using some simple VB code to
collect all required information. I am happy how to do this.

What I do not know is how to create the output form (http://www.corgi-
direct.com/gallery.aspx?cID=883)

the link shows you the sort of thing I need to produce from the data I
have collected ?

Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

Regards

Rob
I have faced the exact situation as this in the past.

As I see it, you have two choices -

1. Replicate the form, as close as possible, entirely from code and
fill-in the required text where needed.

2. Scan the original form and use this as the "Background Image" that
you place on your printed page, and place your text on top of that
before printing.

For my solution I selected option 2. It was actually easy to do and the
"e.Graphics.DrawString" method provided very precise text placement on
my printed page, so everything lined-up perfectly.

Maybe someone else has another solution (??)

Hope this helps.

ShaneO

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Aug 6 '07 #2

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