800xA 5.1 RevE automatically PG2 Graphic print with trigger Tag
I'm serching a way to automatically print PG2 Graphics, for example our dayli production report or the profile overview after a grade change.
There is no easy straightforward method to have PG2 displays printed on schedule.
For starter, some Microsoft Windows PC, logged in with some user need to have a workplace open and desired PG2 display presented on screen, then someone need to right click in the PG2 display and select Print Display and a printer queue.
The regular print screen tool (put in various places of the operator workplace) do not handle PG'2 font anti-alising well; letters become with intermediate colors making color substitution difficult.
Instead, I recommend using a dedicated report package, e.g. Excel and DataDirect.
- Reports are made in Excel with DataDirect functions performing the data retrieval.
- Reports can be scheduled with the Scheduler Service on time or process input.
- Reports run in the background on some server.
DataDirect does not require any Information Manager server.
I know a few sites making use of Techsmith's Snagit which have lots of options for triggering and post processing: https://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html. Still, what to be printed need to be on the screen for Snagit to be able to print it.