Dan Rosenstein

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About Dan Rosenstein

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    Toronto, Canada

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    www.radeffect.com

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  • FM Application
    14 Advanced
  • Platform
    Cross Platform
  • Skill Level
    Expert
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    12
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    TechNet
    FileMaker Business Alliance
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    Developer
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    IT
  1. MAC

    So having done some more testing and investigation I'm close to conclude that the reason the printing isn't working is due to permissions issues on shared network drivers. A preliminary test to a generic local TXT printer seemed to work. Next I will attempt to configure a network printer as a local printer (using the IP as the port) and see if it bites.
  2. MAC

    Great Charles! Seems to work with simple commands (like Dir,Del etc..). Trying to get the print to work too - currently it's stuck on 'transferring url...' and doesn't print. I like the PHP implementation, although it does require the PHP engine to be running. In any case, I think it can be useful for many developers.
  3. MAC

    I had a request to print PDFs from an iPad. In the past I created a bot that based on Sic Fried Rice's (if I'm not mistaken) technique would print a label on a label printer by triggering a script from the iPad. I would like to be able print without setting up a Bot, PHP or using a plugin. I got close but for some reason I'm stuck on the last bit and I'm sure other developers have done this before. So the process I came up with so far is: 1, I found a lightweight utility called SumatraPDF which I copied to the Doc folder on the Windows FM 14 server 2. I populated a global field with the batch file string to print the document (e.g. "C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Data\Documents\sumatrapdf" "C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Data\Documents\1.pdf" -print-to-default) 3. I created a print script for the iPad that runs a PSOS script that exports the global field to the documents folder and opens it So when running the script from the iPad I can see it creates the correct batch file on the server and I can click on it manually to run - it works Problem is it doesn't print when run from the iPad. Maybe 'open automatically' isn't supported on PSOS? I'm open to other ideas.... Dan Update: seems that it is unrelated to printing - the batch file just doesn't get run.
  4. Josh: I have changed the font to something generic for now, hopefully it's easier to read and doesn't get cut.
  5. Thanks LaRetta. I hope it will.
  6. Fitch: We did consider the name issue (I researched forums on the issue). I don't believe anyone will be offended or has anything to be offended about. I agree about the dated look - as this is a non for profit venture I am limited in the amount of time we can invest in this for now (I've got a family to feed too). Once the site concept is proven, I will be open for redesign. The reputation idea is coming up and will be addressed once we see the direction most people think will be appropriate (no point implementing until we reach a critical mass). Toronot is native American for 'not Toronto' - just kidding, where was the typo? I don't see it... (update: just saw it, thanks) Josh: I agree and had already planned to change the font (although, on all my browsers the text didn't get cut) Thank you both for the input!
  7. We often get too many leads to handle and have to turn down work and we believe that most sole developers have either too much work or not enough and have a hard time evening out their work load. Large companies (say 10 developers or more) have more flexibility and are more focused on getting more business so have different issues. The idea was to set up a network for lead generation and distribution and leverage the advantage of size when advertising (this was aimed mostly at sole developers). The feedback was on the lines of 'we have enough work too but a collaboration network where skills are searchable would be useful'. There are many FileMaker forums and different tools out there but they aren't focused on skills and some aren't free. As I mentioned, this is a free site, people are free to join and leave, there is no obligation or cost. Any constructive comments (which we are receiving and implementing already) will help shape this into a useful tool. p.s. I'm not sure that the DevCon goers are a good representation of the average sole developer (many consider the cost of DevCon or the loss of work too high) so there may still be a place for a leads network
  8. Following input from DevCon 2015 we have decided to launch a free skills search engine for FileMaker developers. http://www.devpowwow.com These are still early days so feedback will be useful to shape it into a useful tool for the FM community (at the very least it will give you some free web exposure). Thanks to everyone's input and support so far. Dan Rosenstein RadEffect Inc.