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    Understanding the Printing Options
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    You can customize the printing by setting the properties of a PrintInfo object and setting the PrintInfo property of a sheet to that object. The PrintInfo object has the settings for customizing the printing of a sheet.

    The PrintInfo object provides the following properties for customizing the printing:

    Property Description
    AbortMessage Gets or sets the message to display for the abort dialog. See Displaying an Abort Message for the User.
    BestFitCols Gets or sets whether column widths are adjusted to fit the longest string width for printing. See Optimizing the Printing Using Size.
    BestFitRows Gets or sets whether row heights are adjusted to fit the tallest string height for printing. See Optimizing the Printing Using Size.
    Centering Gets or sets whether to center the print out. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    Colors Gets or sets the list of colors that can be used in a custom header or footer text. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    ColStart and ColEnd Used for printing a portion of the sheet. See Printing a Range of Cells on a Sheet.
    FirstPageNumber Gets or sets the page number to print on the first page. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    Footer Used for providing footers on printed pages. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    Header Used for providing headers on printed pages. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    Images Gets or sets the list of images that can be used in a custom headers or footers. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    JobName Gets or sets the name of the print job. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    Margin Gets or sets the margins for printing. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    Opacity Gets or sets the opacity used when printing this sheet; this is used to print a watermark first and then the sheet contents. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    Orientation Gets or sets the page orientation used for printing. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    PageStart and PageEnd Used for printing a page range. See Printing Particular Pages.
    PageOrder Gets or sets the order in which pages print. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    PaperSize Gets or sets the paper size to use. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    PaperSource Gets or sets the paper source to use. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    Preview Used to provide print preview. See Providing a Preview of the Printing.
    Printer Gets or sets the name of the printer to use for printing. See Customizing the Print Job Settings.
    PrintNotes Gets or sets whether to print the cell notes. See Printing a Sheet with Cell Notes.
    PrintShapes Gets or sets whether to print floating objects. See Printing a Sheet with Shapes.
    PrintType Gets or sets what is to be printed. See Printing Particular Pages.
    RepeatColStart and RepeatColEnd Gets or sets whether to print the same set of columns on each page. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    RepeatRowStart and RepeatRowEnd Gets or sets whether to print the same set of rows on each page. See Customizing the Printed Page Header or Footer.
    RowStart and RowEnd Used for printing a portion of the sheet. See Printing a Range of Cells on a Sheet.
    ShowBorder Gets or sets whether to print a border around the sheet. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    ShowColor Gets or sets whether to print the colors as they appear on the screen. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    ShowColumnHeader and ShowRowHeader Gets or sets whether to print the column headers and row headers. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    ShowGrid Gets or sets whether to print the sheet grid lines. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    ShowPrintDialog Gets or sets whether to display a print dialog before printing. See Displaying a Print Dialog for the User.
    ShowShadows Gets or sets whether to print the header shadows. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    SmartPrintPagesTall Gets or sets how many pages tall to print. See Optimizing the Printing Using Rules.
    SmartPrintPagesWide Gets or sets how many pages wide to print. See Optimizing the Printing Using Rules.
    SmartPrintRules Used for setting up the rules for optimizing the printing. See Optimizing the Printing Using Rules.
    UseMax Gets or sets whether to print only rows containing data. See Printing an Area of the Sheet.
    UseSmartPrint Used for turning on the rules for optimizing the printing. See Optimizing the Printing Using Rules.
    ZoomFactor Gets or sets the zoom factor used for printing this sheet. See Customizing the Printed Page Layout.
    EnhancePreview Gets or sets the state to show the enhanced Print Preview Dialog (like Excel). See Customizing the Print Preview Dialog.
    ShowPageSetupButton Gets or sets the state to show the PageSetUpButton on toolbar of the Print Preview Dialog. See Providing a Preview of the Printing.
    Duplex Gets or sets whether to allow a user to print on both sides of the paper. See Printing in Duplex Mode.

    Using the Properties Window

    1. At design time, in the Properties window, select the Spread component.
    2. Select the Sheets property.
    3. Click the button to display the SheetView Collection Editor.
    4. In the Members list, select the sheet for which to set the print options.
    5. In the properties list, double-click the PrintInfo property to display the settings for the PrintInfo class.
    6. Set the properties listed above as needed to set your print options.
    7. Click OK to close the editor.

    Using a Shortcut

    1. Create and set properties for a PrintInfo object.
    2. Set the Sheet shortcut object PrintInfo property to the PrintInfo object you just created.

    Example

    This example code creates a PrintInfo object, sets properties to specify to not print grid lines or row headers, and to print only cells with data in them.

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    // Create PrintInfo object and set properties.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo printset = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo();
    printset.ShowGrid = false;
    printset.ShowRowHeader = FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintHeader.Hide;
    printset.UseMax = true;
    // Set the PrintInfo property for the first sheet.
    fpSpread1.Sheets[0].PrintInfo = printset;
    // Print the sheet.
    fpSpread1.PrintSheet(0);
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    ' Create PrintInfo object and set properties.
    Dim printset As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo()
    printset.ShowGrid = False
    printset.ShowRowHeader = FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintHeader.Hide
    printset.UseMax = True
    ' Set the PrintInfo property for the first sheet.
    fpSpread1.Sheets(0).PrintInfo = printset
    ' Print the sheet.
    fpSpread1.PrintSheet(0)

    Using Code

    1. Create and set properties for a PrintInfo object.
    2. Set the SheetView object PrintInfo property to the PrintInfo object you just created.

    Example

    This example code creates a PrintInfo object, sets properties to specify to not print grid lines or row headers, and to print only cells with data in them.

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    // Create PrintInfo object and set properties.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo printset = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo();
    printset.ShowGrid = false;
    printset.ShowRowHeader = FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintHeader.Hide;
    printset.UseMax = true;
    // Create SheetView object and assign it to the first sheet.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView SheetToPrint = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView();
    SheetToPrint.PrintInfo = printset;
    fpSpread1.Sheets[0] = SheetToPrint;
    // Print the sheet.
    fpSpread1.PrintSheet(0);
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    ' Create PrintInfo object and set properties.
    Dim printset As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintInfo()
    printset.ShowGrid = False
    printset.ShowRowHeader = FarPoint.Win.Spread.PrintHeader.Hide
    printset.UseMax = True
    ' Create SheetView object and assign it to the first sheet.
    Dim SheetToPrint As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView()
    SheetToPrint.PrintInfo = printset
    fpSpread1.Sheets(0) = SheetToPrint
    ' Print the sheet.
    fpSpread1.PrintSheet(0)

    Using the Spread Designer

    1. Select the sheet tab for the sheet for which you want to set print settings.
    2. Select the Page Layout option.
    3. Select the PrintTitles icon, choose General.

      The Sheet Print dialog appears.

    4. Set the print options using the General, Output, Header/Footer, SmartPrint, Pagination, and Margins tab options.
    5. Click OK to close the Sheet Print Options dialog.
    6. From the File menu choose Apply and Exit to apply your changes to the component and exit Spread Designer.