What is new in HTMLPrint 9.0?
Anyone who purchases the version 9 will get the version 8 as well, for the same price.
Both versions have different capabilities. Depending on the required printing job one or other of them may be used. Learn More.
HTMLPrint is a Windows printing utility that is intended for printing HTML and ASCII text Documents and image files; including files with the following file extensions. .htm, .html, .txt, .png, .gif, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .wmf and .emf.
Printing can be done in three different ways:
Batching documents as retainable lists which can be automatically printed in document sequence of your choice.
Print HTML files from the command line. By sending the file or directory name to be printed as a command line parameter to HTMLPrint the file or HTML files inside a director will be printed in an invisible fashion. Continue reading the text below to learn how to use the command line.
Directory Monitoring. HTMLPrint runs in Windows Task Bar watching continuously a folder for incoming HTML (or image) documents and prints them.
HTMLPrint runs as a visible application only when it is started without passing any argument in the command-line. It cannot run as a service.
Command line parameters usage
Command-line parameter were widely used in the DOS days, when programs were called by typing their file name, which may be followed by additional parameters. In the present time parameters are commonly used in .bat files and by computer programmers, but many Window users also use them.
Bersoft HTML Print is designed to work with and be called by other software or at least, by a batch file, passing the filename (HTML or TXT file, GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, WMF or EMF image) to be printed as a parameter in the command line; a text file containing a list of files to be printed can be passed in the command line as well.
Learn more about Command line usage.
Printing lists or files incoming in a predefined directory (Directory Monitoring)
HTMLPrint can watch one or several folders for HTML documents or images and print them to a specified printer.
Alternatively, file lists can be predefined, saved and printed on schedule or just printed without saving anything.
See Directory Monitoring & List Printing and Batch Printing Editor
Using Configuration files
Besides settings options through the command line, most options are set by using a configuration file. This file can be created by other applications or by using HTMLPrint File > Configuration File > Edit menu command, which opens a screen for setting all options in the configuration file.
See HTMLPrint configuration file
Using HTML files as headers/footers
By including some special tags in the HTML file, HTML files may be printed as headers or footers or headers/footers can be predefined in the configuration file..
Footer/Header Tab to learn more about printing headers and footers.
Special Printing tags.
If there are any errors while printing files, the error messages will be logged to the error_log.txt file, also HTMLPrint will return an error code to the calling application. Learn more.