myFMbutler PrinterSwitch
myFMbutler PrinterSwitch
2.2.0.0

5.0

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch free download for Mac

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch

2.2.0.0
04 July 2013

FileMaker printer-switching plug-in.

Overview

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 in myFMbutler PrinterSwitch

Version 2.2.0.0:
  • Bugfixes with 64-bit Windows versions
  • Better 64-bit printer support

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2 myFMbutler PrinterSwitch Reviews

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Ward
31 October 2012

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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
Ward
31 October 2012
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
12 August 2005
72 bucks for this? Sheesh!
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Version 1.01
3 answer(s)
Tim Dhondt
Tim Dhondt
12 August 2005
Hi, 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?
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Version 1.01
Anonymous
Anonymous
26 October 2005
But surely one can script FMP 7/8 in script maker to do this?
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Version 1.04
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
04 July 2013
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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