From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.2+) Gecko/20010727 BuildID: 2001072703 I might be missing something simple, but there doesn't seem to be a capability to print to file on Windows. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Select Print menu option 2. 3. Actual Results: Dialog appears with no option to print to file. Expected Results: Should have some option before submitting the print job to print to file.
You have to install the driver.. there are drivers on windows.. when you make a new printer. you select the port you want to go to.. and you can select file.. thats how windows works.. this is invalid.
I believe you are mistaken. The standard Windows Common Print Dialog, invoked using the PrintDlg() routine from Comdlg32, shows a "Print to file" checkbox that is present no matter which printer driver is installed. It looks like (guessing, of course) Mozilla has extended the common print dialog and added the "Print Frames" section. If this is true, then the code is probably explicity using the PD_HIDEPRINTTOFILE flag to hide the "Print to file" checkbox. If Mozilla is not using the common print dialog, then it is simply an oversight that Mozilla's version of the dialog does not have such a checkbox. In any case, it is a bug in Mozilla and is not invalid.
Yes.. there is a print to file check box which we disabled because it was decided not to support printing to a file. The reason was because there are work arounds like the one I described, which makes this bug invalid.
I think you should refile this as an RFE. Mark it future if you want, but your reasoning for your currently deliberately broken implemenation does not hold up.
*** Bug 136982 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***