1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 22, 2012 4:12 PM by Hurukan RSS

    PageRanges issue -- printing

    Hurukan
      Greetings,

      I'm trying to print some pages from a pdf document (special thanx to the iText library team) (i.e: 4,9 and 12).
      I think I did all good but the printer prints the entire document (bypassing the PrintRequestAttribute object passed to the print() method).

      When steppin' into the code, I got the right number of Attributes, and the Attributes map let me check if the PageRanges object is getting the right values: that is the case.
      Boolean testPrint=false;
      testPrint=Reglages.add(new PageRanges(4));
      dpjCSSMBulletins.print(DocToPrint, Reglages);
      testPrint=Reglages.remove(PageRanges.class);
      testPrint=Reglages.add(new PageRanges(12));
      dpjCSSMBulletins.print(DocToPrint, Reglages);
      testPrint=Reglages.remove(PageRanges.class);
      testPrint=Reglages.add(new PageRanges(9));
      dpjCSSMBulletins.print(DocToPrint, Reglages);
      Each time the add() and remove() returned "true", and I can see the changes in the debug window in the IDE.
      I can't explain why when I'm looking at the printer status (using lpq on Linux) the document to be printed is full (250000 bytes) and when printing I got the first page instead of the fourth... I stopped right there and never went further.

      The javadoc information says:
      public PageRanges(int member)
      
          Construct a new page ranges attribute containing a single integer. That is, only the one page is to be printed. 
      Is anybody knows if there is limitations or particular bugs using this class ?
      Thanx in advance ^^
        • 1. Re: PageRanges issue -- printing
          Hurukan
          I have a work around to those who are in the same situation: if this is not possible to print a particular page then it is better to create a file with this page (here I worked on a pdf using the iText library)
            private void CopyPageToSinglePagedPDFdfFile(String source, String target, int PageNumber) throws java.io.FileNotFoundException, DocumentException, IOException
            {
                 Document doctocopy=new Document();
                 PdfCopy copy = new PdfCopy(doctocopy, new FileOutputStream(target));
                      
                 doctocopy.open();
                      
                 PdfReader SourceFile=new PdfReader(source);
          
                 PdfImportedPage pagetocopy;
                 PdfCopy.PageStamp stamp;
          
                 pagetocopy=copy.getImportedPage(SourceFile, PageNumber);
                 stamp = copy.createPageStamp(pagetocopy);
          
                 copy.addPage(pagetocopy);
          
                 doctocopy.close();
                 copy.close();
                 SourceFile.close();
            }
          Hope it will help you as it did for me ^^