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Thread: The positioning and alignment of the text on the paper to be printed

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    Default The positioning and alignment of the text on the paper to be printed

    Hii,
    I'm developing an application for a hospital. The hospital demands that whenever a new patient is registered, the printer should print out a sticker of 3 inch by 1 inch.

    Also, the application should print out a receipt for the payment the patient has made. The receipt page is 5 inch by 7 inch. I really don't know how to format the text content according to the page which is to be printed.
    How do I provide the spacing and positioning of the text in the java code according to the printer page?
    please help me with the packages to use or interfaces to implement.
    any help would be appreciated.


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    Default Re: The positioning and alignment of the text on the paper to be printed

    Well, i'm a newbie too, and I don't know if there is a better way to solve your problem but this is what I first thought of:

    Make 2 "panels/frames/windows" that has the same sizes as the receipt and the sticker. Then you can align the text in those frames or whatever is used(i'm unfamiliar with the Java GUI packages). Then make a print option for the windows and make it print it like its positioned. I hope this give you some clues how to do it.

    -Bryan

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    Default Re: The positioning and alignment of the text on the paper to be printed

    Because its hard to gather from your post what stage you really are at, I'll point you in the direction of the java tutorials which may answer your question and then some.
    Lesson: Printing (The Java™ Tutorials > 2D Graphics)
    When you get a bit more together, I'd recommend posting some code which provides a lot more context and makes it easier for others who wish to help

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