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    printing a file

    Is it possible to have a print button or text link that accesses a file such as a large image and will send it directly to the printer without having to display it? I'm not sure if I'm describing this correctly, what we need to do is display a 600 pixel wide map on a web site and have the option of printing a high quality (2000 pixel wide) image if requested, hopefully in a very simple way.

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    the client (browser) would still have to have download the image before it could print it.

    YOu might try writing a javascript function that would open a window and place it in the background (OnLoad="window.blur"). Then do your printing stuff. That way it would not get in the users way, but would still accomplish it's job.

    Don't know if it would work but the idea appears sound.
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