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Procedure documentation Defining an Output Device for Front-End Printing (SAP GUI for HTML)  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You want to create a device definition for an output device with which you can print a PDF file on your front end using the SAP GUI for HTML from the document to be printed, and that you can print as required.

Prerequisites

You require the appropriate authorization to create output devices.

Procedure

Follow the procedure below to create a device definition for printing using the SAP GUI for HTML:

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       1.      Call transaction SPAD, and choose Output Devices.

       2.      If you are not in change mode, switch to this mode by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying textChange.

       3.      You can now do the following:

       You can create a new device definition by choosing Output Device Create.

       You can use an existing device definition as a template.

To do this, click the entry for the output device that is to be used as a template, and choose Output Device Create Using Template.

       4.      Specify the name of the output device and fill out the mandatory fields of the individual tab pages as follows:

 

Tab Page

Field

Entry

Additional Information

Device Attributes

Device type

pdf1 or

language-specific

version

By specifying this device type, you can later display the file with the PDF Viewer and print the file from this viewer.

 

Device Class

standard printer

 

Host Spool

Access Method

Host Spool Access method (operating system spooler)

G

 

 

Host Printer

for example, __Default

The input template requires a name for the host printer, although this is not required for additional print processing when printing with the SAP GUI for HTML. You should therefore enter any name for the host printer, such as __Default

 

       5.      Save your entries.

 

Result

You can use the defined output device with device type PDF1 and access method G to create a printable PDF file from your document using the SAP GUI for HTML. If you choose a print function such as This graphic is explained in the accompanying text in the SAP System, you can specify this output device in the following print window.

You can display and print the document in a PDF viewer.

Note

The output device defined for PDF conversion can only be used by users that are logged on with the SAP GUI for HTML. The conversion does not work with the SAP GUI for Windows.

Example

The following example shows the device definition for output device LOCLWEB.

Device Attributes Tab Page

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Host Spool Access Method Tab Page

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For information about front-end printing using the SAP GUI for HTML, see Frontend Printing Using the SAP GUI for HTML.

 

More information:

Defining Output Devices for Front-End Printing Using the SAP GUI for Windows

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