Re: Printing Problem

ruds <>
Fri, 8 May 2009 20:23:51 -0700 (PDT)

Make a script (like a Windows batch script [a .bat file])
that wraps your PDF Creator call. Make that script take
no input at all. Use it with a default file to try at

Yes I have made a batch file with default file.

1. Does it work when you call the *script* manually ?

It works perfectly when called manually.

2. Does it work when you call that same script from
a standalone Java app using Runtime.exec ?

gives correct output when called through a standalone Java app using

3. Does it work when you call that same script from
your JSP/Servlet ?

PDF creator is called but does not give output... nor writes anything
in the output file.

I have tried all the things. ikts not that I haven't. just that I dont
have anyone to guide me here, no ones from programming background that
I'm get stuck.

Now, If I'm doing the same thing using JPS a blank file is being
My revised code:

package pack;
import java.awt.print.PageFormat;
import java.awt.print.Printable;
import java.awt.print.PrinterJob;
import javax.print.Doc;
import javax.print.DocFlavor;
import javax.print.PrintService;
import javax.print.PrintServiceLookup;
import javax.print.SimpleDoc;
import javax.print.attribute.DocAttributeSet;
import javax.print.attribute.DocAttribute;
import javax.print.attribute.HashDocAttributeSet;
import javax.print.attribute.HashPrintRequestAttributeSet;
import javax.print.attribute.PrintRequestAttributeSet;
import javax.print.attribute.standard.Copies;
import javax.print.attribute.standard.JobName;
import javax.print.attribute.standard.OrientationRequested ;

public class Printjob {
 public static void main(String[] args)
   String filename = "C:\\1.doc" ;
   new Printjob().printPDFPages(filename);

 public void printPDFPages(String fileLocation) {
 try {
    PrintRequestAttributeSet pras = new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet
    pras.add(new Copies(1));
    pras.add(new JobName(fileLocation, null));

   PrintService ps1 = null;
   PrintService pss[] = PrintServiceLookup.lookupPrintServices(null,

   String printerName = "PDFCreator";

   for (int i = 0; i < pss.length; i++) {
      if (pss[i].getName().equalsIgnoreCase(printerName)) {
    ps1 = pss[i];
    break; }
    System.out.println("Default printer: "+ps1.getName());
    System.out.println("Printing to " + ps1);
    System.out.println("Filename " + fileLocation);

   DocAttributeSet attributeSet = new HashDocAttributeSet ();
   FileInputStream fin = new FileInputStream(fileLocation);
   Doc doc = new SimpleDoc(fin,
   ps1.createPrintJob().print(doc, pras);
   System.out.println("All Done !!");
    } catch (Exception ie) {ie.printStackTrace();}

A blank pdf file is created with name as .pdf and not 1.pdf as
required when I execute the program.

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