eMozPrint online hilfeVersion: 1.71T
(c) 2010 by Hanno Sedlmayr
IntroductionThis utility helps to fill the lack of some Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey versions which do not offer "direct-print" support under eCS or OS/2 - they just create PDF files.
eMozPrint scans the desktop for PDF files created by Firefox, Thunderbird or Seamonkey. When a PDF is found, eMozPrint prints this files automatically or offers a dialog to print this files.
eMozPrint was built using WDSibyl.
- IBM OS/2 oder eComStation (eCS).
- latest Ghostscript Version: Ghostscript 9.00
please do not forget to support Paul Smedley
- Ghostscript has to be properly installed
- simply start eMozPrint in a directory of your choice and run it
(a INI file will be created within the program directory during operation)
- to start eMozPrint during systemstart, put a shadow into your startup-folder
- to start eMozPrint during systemstart, put a shadow into your startup-folder (see possibility to create a shadow on setup-page 2)
- eMozPrint does not make any changes or entries in config.sys or the os/2-ini files!
UsageProgram should be self-explanatory :-)
Remarks and hintsWhen "printing as image", some printers (printer queues) have problems with quality set to "Fine" and/or with stretching to A4 format.
Do not use this options if your printer does not print although eMozPrint shows no errors!
Seems that Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey always produce PDF files with letter format and a fixed resolution, no matter what the user specifies within the printing dialog.
Thunderbird: Some versions do not allow to print using the menu option "print" (error message), so use the "preview" function and then print your document.
"Universal Print": If you do not like to get the Firefox print-dialog and you want to use only the dialog offered by eMozPrint, there is an addon available for Firefox called "Universal Print" (Thanks to Ralph for this hint.)
It is possible to install this addon within eMozPrint, see setup-page 2.
Suggested settings for Universal Print: "Always hide" and "Show print progress: enabled". This will suppress the FireFox printing dialog and show only the progress bar so no user intervention is needed.
for eMozPrint: Autoprint: NOT enabled, Autostart scanning on programm start: enabled, restart scanning after printing: enabled. This will popup eMozPrint when a PDF was found and offer the possibility to view, print or cancel the PDF.
After "View PDF" it is possible to initiate the behaviour for restarting eMozPrint or deleting the PDF-file reflecting the actual settings.
So it is possible to view the PDF, the do the desired actions (printing, saving, ...) within the viewer and, when leaving the viewer, there is no need for additional user intervention, the already choosen options will be executed.
If the link to WDSibyl or installing "Universal Print" does not work, maybe you have a FireFox? version opened which is not the default browser.
Close all browser programs or open the default browser and try again.
ToDo list(only if there is response ;-) )
- automatically searching for Ghostscript
- update data of "info"-button to reflect the latest Ghostscript version
- handling of errors during converting and printing (when using "device based" printing)
- progress bar (or percentage or page numbers) for printing
- solve possible problems concerning the startup shadow (when the mystery how to handle shadows in eCS is disclosed ...)
- button to filter/defilter eMozPrint on eCenter (as altering the OS/2.INI file is neccessary, this function maybe will never be implemented for security reasons)
Ghostscript SupportPLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SUPPORT ON GHOSTSCRIPT!
CreditsThanks to Wolfgang Draxler, ehtron, Doug Bissett and Andreas Röderer for supporting and testing!
(see www.wdsibyl.org and www.ehlertronic.de)
DisclaimerYou are using this program at your own risk. The the author gives no warranty for the function or any others things affected by this program.
Under no circumstances the author is liable for any loss or damage supposed to derive from the use of the program.