View Full Version : How-to: automatically Printing from FLASH without "Print Box" Pop-up window?

8th April 2008, 03:21 PM
hi guys,

i got a OSX question, maybe someone can help me,
i'm working on a Adobe Flash (Flash version 9, actionScript 3) project, running on a core2duo iMac, it is connected to a printer (Xerox Phaser 6360).
- the flash will be displayed in full screen.
- it is a "create your own postcard- &- print it out" flash-based multimedia project.
- so Flash will need to print stuff.

issue is:
- everytime when something need to be printed, macOS X will prompt a "Print Box" pop-up window say Cancel or Print (see my jpeg below).
- so it might overlap on top of my Flash project, which is running full screen (so having the pop-up window overlapping my flash is no good).

so i need a solution to avoid this, any idea?
what i can think of are:
A- is there a way to avoid/by-pass this step? meaning a way not to show this?
B- or is there a shareware/way to "auto-click RETURN button" so even this screen appear it will be "auto-click" away.
or ..C?

i knew there is a Plug-in (or called: Xtra) for Macromedia Director called: Print-o-matic,
the URL is:
Electronic Ink Products - PrintOMatic, PrintOMatic Lite, Table Xtra, Yak Xtra (http://www.printomatic.com/products.cfm)
it work well on the Director on Mac OS7, but they only made it for Director & Authorware, not Flash :-(
do you know something similar for Flash?

this is the pop-up Print Box window (before printing):

about the printer:
High speed color for high volume printing - Phaser 6360 (http://www.office.xerox.com/printers/color-printers/phaser-6360/enus.html)

hope i'm able to get a solution here.
thanks guys,


8th April 2008, 04:11 PM
Is this something you just want to get working on your own computer? Or is it something you're doing for someone else, or to be distributed publicly?

8th April 2008, 04:20 PM

it is a job i got i got, so it is a working project.
so i'm willing to buy any shareware/plug-in to make it work.

8th April 2008, 04:54 PM
Haven't tried this myself, but it seems the AS3.0 PrintJob class can also print things that are not visible on the stage.

Try looking up "PrintJob.addPage();"?

Sorry I can't really help any more than that - Your problem is very specific and probably out of most of our expertise..

9th April 2008, 05:20 AM
And because of that, maybe you could ask at the Adobe forums, more Flash people there...

Adobe - Flash Support Forums (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/index.cfm?forumid=15)

13th April 2008, 11:00 PM

yes i already post this question at Adobe forum, but i still haven't got any answer/solution

so does anyone got any solution for this issue?
which is:
able to print without showing the "print dialog box" pop-up window,
pr any other way to by-pass the pop-up window,

BTW, i'm adobe Flash + mac OS X 10.4