Older HTMLPrint versions used plain ASCII files as file lists,
without allowing setting the time or printing specifications for each
Although HTMLPrint still supports using that kind of files
as printing file lists, it now uses, by default, a new file list format,
that allows setting many additional printing options, like printing time,
number of pages, etc. Such lists are maintained and generated from the
Batch Printing Editor window.
The Batch Printing Editor can be opened with from the File > Batch Printing Editor...
main menu or by the Edit List
button on Directory/List Tab,
in the Printing Setup window.
The buttons on the toolbar have the same commands than the
menus, although the menus include some commands with not corresponding
corresponding Menu Command
Adds all files (including images with .gif,
.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .wmf, .emf and .bmp
file extensions and HTML documents) in the selected directory, not including
subdirectories, to the Printing List.
Adds only the selected file(s). It is possible to view only some kind
of files and to add HTMLPrint configuration files (with .ini
file extension) as well.
When adding multiple files there is a 32000 characters limit to the path
+ name length of all selected files.
Set Options for selected File(s)
The options are the ones shown in the grid below the buttons, which
Page range to be printed (From Page .. To Page)
# of Copies (collating is not supported, but a file
can be added several times consecutively, in order to get several series
The default Action is just Printing. After HTMLPrint
sends the printing job the Windows printing queue, it automatically changes
the Action for that file to Done. Other Actions are Print & Delete
(which deletes the file after sending it to the printing queue) and Print
& Move (which moves the file to the selected directory.
Move to Folder. If Action is Print & Move, this
will be the destination folder.
Use these buttons to set the printing order. They move one or several
selected files up or down.
Clear selected Rows
Removes selected files from the list.
Clear all Rows
Clears completely the list.
Show selected File
Opens the selected File in a small window.
Prints the list of files without saving any file list.
Set Printing Date/Time
If this options is selected, printing will not start immediately when
HTMLPrint starts, but only when the selected time and date is reached
commands don't have corresponding buttons on the toolbar
File>Open Printing List
Opens another Printing List file.
File>Append Printing List
Appends another Printing List file to the bottom of the current one.
File>Save Printing List
Enabled only when the Printing List has been modified.
File>Save Printing List As...
Saves the Printing List in another place.
View>Advance to next File automatically
Useful to viewing a file after another by just clicking the
button once for each file. When this menu is checked the next file in
the list will become selected automatically after the Show
selected File button is clicked.
By intercalating HTMLPrint configuration
files in the Printing List it is possible to change HTMLPrint printing
configuration on the fly.
After loading a new configuration file, all files printed
afterward will follow the options set by that file.
It is possible to intercalate as many configuration files as you want inside
the Printing List.