We’ve developed an extensible package that lets power users define their own views of the data. Now they want to print it, and for people who don’t use the program (i.e., senior management), the quality of the printed output is critical.
There are many different options for printing on Windows. We start by reviewing some common business needs and output formats. We then go on to look at three completely different techniques for printing: automating Word, using Windows graphics functions, and finally direct generation of Portable Document Format (PDF) files from Python.