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Sets custom print options.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
PDFKit 9.2 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; Key; Value { ; Type } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Key The key to use. "com_apple_print_PrintSettings_PMCopies"
Value The value to use.
Depending on data type, the plugin will pass a number or a text.
Type Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.2 or newer.
The type of data to add.
Default is empty to use type of value passed. So text or number type would be picked automatically.
Valid values for type are boolean, text, number, integer and text.
Integer is for integer numbers while number is for floating numbers.


Returns OK or error.


Sets custom print options.
For regular options, please use PDFKit.SetPrintSetting.


Sets a custom option:

MBS( "PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; "xxx"; 123 )

Sets a custom boolean option:

MBS( "PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; "xxx"; 1; "boolean" )

Asks for 4 pages per page:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; "NSPagesAcross"; 2; "Integer") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; "NSPagesDown"; 2; "Integer") ]

Set output bin:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("PDFKit.SetPrintOption"; "OutputBin"; "MailBoxBin1") ]

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Created 12nd March 2019, last changed 10th April 2022

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