13 Printing from the CAPI--the Hardcopy API

The CAPI hardcopy API is a mechanism for printing a Graphics Port (and hence a CAPI output-pane ) to a printer. It is arranged in a hierarchy of concepts: printers, print jobs, pagination and outputting.

Printers correspond to the hardware accessible to the OS. Print jobs control connection to a printer and any printer-specific initialization. Pagination controls the number of pages and which output appears on which page. Outputting is the operation of drawing to a page. This is accomplished using the standard Graphics Ports drawing functions and is not discussed here.

13.1 Printers

13.2 Printer definition files

13.3 PPD files

13.4 Print jobs

13.5 Handling pages--page on demand printing

13.6 Handling pages--page sequential printing

13.7 Printing a page

13.8 Other printing functions

LispWorks CAPI User Guide (Unix version) - 8 Apr 2005