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RFE: Java 2D printing : want API to select paper tray when printing

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      Name: gsC80088 Date: 02/16/99


      I would like to have a way of making the printer get its paper from a specific paper tray. Also, I wonder how I'm supposed to
       print a 500 page report when 1 page creates a temporary file of 15 Mb...

      I was shocked to see that this was not thought of in JDK1.2. Features like that are crucial for business applications.
      PLEASE tell me that the printing team has been reinforced with some people with experience in real-world printing
       problems, and that we'll see a better API SOON!
      Sorry about this outburst, but I was told that JDK1.2 would solve our printing problems, and I can't say that it is much
      of an improvement over JDK1.1.
      (Review ID: 54198)
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      Name: tb29552 Date: 08/27/99


      I have been studying the new printing API of the JDK 1.3 beta.
      There are a lot of new features but one I still keep missing:
      Even though there are various new options also for native printing dialogs and so on... Selecting from a common set of paper TRAYS still seems impossible without a dialog first.

      Printing without the dialog became possible with Java 2
      With JDK 1.3 you can print both sides of a page and lots of
      other things. Will it be possible to also select the paper
      tray before printing without confirming a dialog or is that
      a few more JDK's away.
      (Review ID: 94475)
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      Name: rlT66838 Date: 09/17/99


      Hi!

      I am glad to see that the printing API appears to be greatly enhanced in JDK 1.3, but I missed one thing:

      In all our applications we need to direct the printing to different paper trays on the printers.
      Our customers have different paper-types in the different paper-trays of their laser-printers.

      I saw no possibility to set which paper-tray the printing is supposed to go to in the proposed API.
      Did I overlook something? If not, will you add this functionality in JDK 1.3?

      Thanks,

      Nils C. Hertzberg
      (Review ID: 95418)
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              prr Philip Race
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              gstone Greg Stone
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