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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 22060332, Entry date: 10/12/2005

How do you create a hard copy printout if it cannot be printed directly?

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If the hard copy cannot be printed directly, the hard copy can also be printed via a report.

No. Procedure
1 Create a new layout in the Report Designer.

To do this open the Report Designer in the WinCC Explorer and double-click on "Layout".

2 Insert the "Hard copy" object from the range of "Dynamic objects" into your layout.

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3 Insert the area selection in the properties for the hard copy object in the "Connect" tab.

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4 If you wish to print the full screen, select "Hardcopy of the entire screen (0)".

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5 Save your layout.
6 Create a new print job under "Report Designer > Print jobs" or use one of the print jobs specified there.
7 Open this print job and select the layout which you have created.

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8 You can now also use the print job which you have created to print a hard copy.
In order to execute the print job, insert the following C function into your C script or attach it to a button.

RPTJobPrint("print job name");

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