ScriptX has been developed to provide absolute control over document printing operations from client and server computers running Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser on Windows. Part of its purpose is to ensure the consistent formatting and appearance of printed output from any local or networked printer, regardless of the printing attributes already set in that computer's browser. ScriptX applies a document author's desired attributes -- header, footer, margins, orientation etc. -- at the time of printing browser window or framed content, but then automatically restores all default settings and makes no other permanent changes.
ScriptX offers a broad choice of printing options, including the ability to target (where known) a particular printer, paper source and paper type & size for simplex or duplex printing. It also enables the printing of documents stored in remote locations, which can be queued for printing without having to be rendered in the user's browser.
ScriptX provides for the closely-controlled printing of HTML and XML-based documents - either 'stored' at an Internet or intranet address or displayed in the browser - and the basic printing of PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files and Microsoft Office documents.
ScriptX licensees can also apply custom Print Templates -- easily and in complete security -- to content rendered in IE 5.5 and later.
A basic subset of ScriptX printing functionality -- header & footer settings, printed orientation, coarse control of margins and a browser window/frame printing command -- is available at no charge, and is freely distributable. Advanced printing functionality is not free. ScriptX-enabled documents need to refer to a valid publishing license in order for advanced printing to work.
A Resource Kit containing the 'free' control and a link to an evaluation publishing license which will let you test all of ScriptX' advanced capabilities from file:// or from http://localhost/ is available here. Existing licensees can also download and deploy the latest build from the Download area at no additional charge.