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printing PDF on Macintosh

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Hello

I have an application, which has to write PDF files using java.awt.print.Printable and which works fine on Windows clients.
Now I want to do the same on Macintosh, but I just get a dialog with "Keine Druckdienste gefunden", which means "No printservices available".

The class looks like this
public class Fax2 implements Printable
{
     ...
     @Override
     public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat pf, int pi)
               throws PrinterException 
     {
                Graphics2D  g2 = (Graphics2D) g;
                g2.drawLine(175, 170, 600, 170);
                ...
                 
        }

}
and it gets called like this
                        Fax2 fax = new Fax2();
               PrinterJob printjob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
               printjob.setPrintable(fax);
               try
               {
                    HashPrintRequestAttributeSet attr = new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet();
                    attr.add(OrientationRequested.LANDSCAPE);
                    boolean printAccepted = printjob.printDialog(attr);  
                   if (printAccepted)
                        printjob.print(attr);
               }
               catch(PrinterException e)
               {
                    e.printStackTrace();
               }
Kind regards,
Chang
  • 1. Re: printing PDF on Macintosh
    793415 Pro
    Currently Being Moderated
    Have you tried:
    Desktop.getDesktop().print(new File("the.pdf"));
    ?
  • 2. Re: printing PDF on Macintosh
    809490 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    Thanks for your help Andrew.
    Sorry there is something more to say. On the windows machine I installed a PDF printer, which i can choose in the PrintJob.printDialog() Dialog to build a PDF.
    On Macintosh there is this functionallity normally built in so there is no need to install a pdf printer, but java does not open the native Macintosh print Dialog and I'm not able to produce a PDF on Macintosh.
    Therefore I don't know which file to give to
    Desktop.getDesktop().print(new File("???"));
    regards,
    Chang
  • 3. Re: printing PDF on Macintosh
    809490 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    Is the question not clear or is there no easy solution for this?
    I will rephrase it and i hope it gets clearer.

    On windows I have to install a third party pdf-printer and then user is able to choose this pdf-printer from the java-printdialog.
    On macintosh there is a native pdf-printer and i want to use this native printer, because i cannot find other pdf-printers for macintosh, but for this i need the native macintosh printdialog to open...
    Currently I'm not able to open any printdialog neither java nor native on macintosh.

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