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Hi everyone,

I have two weird questions but bear with me for a while.

The first question is about the printing of a styled document using the printable interface. i am using windows 98 and using the windows page format and print dialog. I have managed to print all the contents of the document using the windows print dialog but when i try to print a selected portion of the styled document(windows print dialog has an option of printing selected pages) always only the first page is printed.

This is what i did in my print method

public void printData()
{
//This is the main printing function that prints out the document

try
{

          PrinterJob prnJob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();

          PageFormat format = prnJob.pageDialog(prnJob.defaultPage());
          prnJob.setPrintable(new RTFRenderer(), format);

if (prnJob.printDialog() == false)
{
          return;
}

//The below command line prints out the document if the user clicked Ok

         prnJob.print( );
}

catch (PrinterException e)
{
       e.printStackTrace();
       System.out.println("An error has occured");
}

}

RTFRenderer is an external class where i implemented the printable interface

My next question is about the html document i have in a JTextPane and its printing functionality works on all java sdks(ie.1.1 - 1.4.2)
but when i compile my program under java sdk 1.5 update 1 only the text is printed but all the images are not printed but this is not the case on the other java sdks(ie.1.1 - 1.4.2). I find this rather weird.

I was thinking i was doing something wrong in both my questions so i downloaded a third party package called Document Renderer at www.fawcette.com but still had the same results.

I also went to manning website(www.manning.com) where they had a swing book with a chapter(Chapter22) on printing and i used the examples there to do the printing but i still got the same results.

Has anyone ever encountered this before. Could anyone point me to a tutorial or an open source package in which i can print the contents of the JTextPane if it contains either a styled document or HTML document.

I also went to sun's website and could not find out if both my problems is a bug or not and i hope someone can help me with this problem. Please note that no exceptions were thrown in both my problems.

Any help is greatly appreciated

Yours Sincerely

Richard West

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Hi everyone,

Is there no that can share their experiences with me

Yours Sincerely

Richard West

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You said none of the images were printing, how are you reading the file?

I don't know if this will have anything to do with it, but it might :cheesy:

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Hi everyone,

I not reading any file in. I directly printing from the JTextPane by using rootviews thus it is something like a wysiwyg JTextPane

Richard West

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I don't know much about this, but Im curious. Responding to your first question, is there suppose to be a way you specify what a page actually is in code, or does the print dialog decide this itself?

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