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myFMbutler PrinterSwitch is a FileMaker 12 plug-in (also supports 11, 10 and 9) that allows you to easily control printer switching from within your FileMaker solutions. It also allows automatic dynamic PDF creation from within FileMaker.

What's New

  • Bugfixes with 64-bit Windows versions
  • Better 64-bit printer support


  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • FileMaker Pro 9 through 12

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Ward Member IconReview+87

Managing printing in FileMaker has been a constant challenge, especially in FileMaker runtime solutions because the developer's printers don't match the user's printers. The only way to give the end user control has been to require a Print dialog for each print action.

A client's need for dual printer support led me to myFMbutler's excellent PrinterSwitch plug-in. His solution prints work orders on a conventional printer and corresponding shipping labels on a label printer. I used my Mac printers during development and built his Windows runtime solution on VMware Fusion.

When I delivered the runtime solution to my client, we easily configured it to his printers. The ability to set specific properties for his Brother QL-700 label printer was especially important. After the initial printing tests, we turned off Print dialogs for hassle-free printing.

I purchased a PrinterSwitch Developer License so that I can offer hassle-free printing to all of my clients.

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Version 2.1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

72 bucks for this? Sheesh!

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Version 1.01
Tim Dhondt


I think the price is justified, considering that you not only get a PrinterSwitch, but also integrated PDF creation from within FileMaker.

Have you tested the product before making the comment?

Anonymous Member Icon

But surely one can script FMP 7/8 in script maker to do this?


You cannot script printers reliably in Filemaker Pro. It is a HUGE headache.

Filemaker will not update its internal settings to the currently selected system default printer automatically in newer versions, such as version 12. Even when you get the default printer status, it will be set to an older selected printer, not the newly selected system default.

You have to instead print a sample - or even blank page - to select a printer - wasting paper.

This plug-in would be worth it.

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Downloads 2,583
Version Downloads 52
License Demo
Date 04 Jul 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $75.00
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