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adcounsel1 (Programmer) (OP)
23 Feb 05 9:03
Dear All

How can i export vfp6 report to tiff or jpg format. Also can is it possible to attach the same with email from vfp6 using outlook2000 object.

Thanks

Hashim
rgbean (Programmer)
23 Feb 05 9:34
Hashim,
You'll need a third party product to give you this capability in VFP 6.0, but TIFF output (single and multiple page documents) is native in VFP 9.0.

Rick
billch (MIS)
23 Feb 05 13:34
I use a product called XFRX.  It will send reports to a number of formats including PDF, TIFF, jpg, XLS, DOC and more.  The web site is: www.eqeus.com

Bill Chambers
Chambers & Associates
www.ChambersData.com

craigsboyd (IS/IT--Management)
24 Feb 05 7:10
I also use XFRX, and found it works really good with VFP Reports and as Rick has said VFP 9 has the Tiff file format covered these days.

Another option is to go online and search Google (or whatever your preferred search engine is) for a Tiff printer driver.  There are some pretty decent ones out there and you maybe able to even find one or two for free that will allow you to print your VFP 6 report as a tiff file directly.  Basically you install the print driver on your machine and then when printing the report to that printer your users will be prompted for a file name and location where it should generate the tiff image at.


www.sweetpotatosoftware.com

ChrisRChamberlain (Programmer)
24 Feb 05 8:26

Another free option is to print the report to a postcript file through a postscript printer driver and output the postscript file to a tiff through Ghostscript.

FAQ184-2483 - answering getting answered.
Chris
PDFcommandertm.net
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ChrisRChamberlain (Programmer)
24 Feb 05 9:03

I omitted to mention outputting to jpg which is similar to tiff - Ghostscript Devices provides the full list of options.

FAQ184-2483 - answering getting answered.
Chris
PDFcommandertm.net
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adcounsel1 (Programmer) (OP)
25 Feb 05 1:00
Dear Craig

Thanks for valuable suggestion, but i have tried this, it works fine as u mention, but now another issue arrises, operator on worksation want to autimatically attach that (tiff printed report) with the email generated from the vfp system, how it works?.

Thanks

Hashim
mgagnon (Programmer)
25 Feb 05 5:57
Hashim

Have a look at FAQ184-3894 look for the section on "Send an e-mail with attachment".

Mike Gagnon

If you want to get the best response to a question, please check out FAQ184-2483 first.

jrbbldr (Programmer)
25 Feb 05 22:28
A reasonably priced product that I have used for this same task is the Zan Image Printer
   http://www.zan1011.com/

It works as a printer driver and I merely have my application set this driver to be my workstation default printer and then print out my FRX with standard   
  REPORT FORM <whatever> NOCONSOLE TO PRINTER

After printing my application returns the workstation default printer to its original setting.

This approach and product has worked very well for one of my clients.

Good Luck,
JRB-Bldr
mtchary (Programmer)
1 Mar 05 16:14
Try FRX2Any - www.frx2any.com This tool has several output options, including TIFF and JPEG
adcounsel1 (Programmer) (OP)
7 Mar 05 9:51
Dear

I have downloaded frx2any trial, and will check, on what extent it can help me.  But I would like to develop some code rather than use third party dependency tools.

Also It has to be evaluated what will be the cost and effort to swith on vfp9.

Looking forward...

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