Batch printing with Merge

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Batch printing with Merge

Postby bergjes » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:39 pm

Hi,
I'm new to Bullzip.
Just figuring out if it could be usefull for me.

My goal is to batch print some files from a specific directory and merge them to one pdf.

I found some example vbs code for batchprinting files, which I tried to change, but I'm new to this field also.
Hope someone can help me figure out how to do this?

Rem -- This example will show you how to create a very simple runonce configuration.

Rem -- Get current path of this script.
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
currentdir = fso.GetAbsolutePathName(".")

Rem -- Read the info xml
Set xmldom = CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDocument")
xmldom.Load(currentdir & "\info.xml")

Rem -- Get the program id of the automation object.
progid = xmldom.SelectSingleNode("/xml/progid").text

Rem -- Create the COM object to control the printer.
set obj = CreateObject(progid)

Rem -- Get the default printer name.
Rem -- You can override this setting to specify a specific printer.
printername = obj.GetPrinterName

runonce = obj.GetSettingsFileName(true)

Rem -- Print all the files in the 'in' folder
Set fldr = fso.GetFolder(currentdir & "\in")
cnt = 0
For Each f In fldr.files
cnt = cnt + 1
output = currentdir & "\out\" & Replace(f.name, ".txt", "") & ".pdf"

Rem -- Set the values
obj.Init
obj.SetValue "Output", output
obj.SetValue "ShowSettings", "never"
obj.SetValue "ShowPDF", "no"
obj.SetValue "WatermarkText", now
obj.SetValue "ShowProgress", "no"
obj.SetValue "ShowProgressFinished", "no"
obj.SetValue "SuppressErrors", "yes"
obj.SetValue "ConfirmOverwrite", "no"
obj.SetValue "MergeFile", "E:\tmp\fax.pdf" => this is the line I added to merge the files???

Rem -- Write settings to the runonce-Invoice.ini
obj.WriteSettings True

Rem -- Print the document
printfile = currentdir & "\in\" & f.name
cmd = """" & currentdir & "\printto.exe"" """ & printfile & """ """ & printername & """"

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ret = WshShell.Run(cmd, 1, true)

Rem -- Wait until the runonce is removed.
Rem -- When the runonce is removed it means that the gui.exe program
rem -- has picked up the print job and is ready for the next.
While fso.fileexists(runonce)
Rem -- Wait for some milliseconds before testing again
wscript.sleep 100
Wend
Next

Rem -- Dispose the printer control object
set obj = Nothing

Wscript.Echo cnt & " documents were printed."
bergjes
 
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