Consistent printing with ScriptX.Services
ScriptX.Services enables the consistent printed formatting and appearance of browser‑based content. It is our evolving cross‑browser solution, printing across the cloud and to devices connected to on‑premise servers or to individual PC workstations.
Whilst Internet Explorer is still a powerful corporate tool, we must recognise that today's users also connect to web apps with a variety of other devices and browsers.
ScriptX.Services is an evolution which continues to provide developers with the tools to ensure the consistent formatting and appearance of printed output regardless of a user's choice of device or browser.
To support today's browsers on any device, with ScriptX.Services we take that technology and deploy it behind a web API on a web server that provides the interface between the ScriptX print engine on the server and those client devices.
The interface accepts a stream of HTML to print and the settings to use and then passes those onto the print engine. It then prints the HTML with the provided settings such as headers, footers, margins, printer and papersize to use, and so on.
Our cloud service provides for ‘printing’ to a PDF or XPS format file which is downloaded by the user. They may open, save or print the file - think of this as an easy way to provide a “download this page as a PDF/XPS document” facility on your website.
This service will be available at no cost but is subject to a fair-use policy.
The on-premise service is completely under your own control and provides for ‘printing’ to any print device available to the server.
We will be providing a migration path for all current licensees.
The closest equivalent to the ScriptX Add-on for Internet Explorer, the Windows PC service provides for ‘printing’ to any print device available to the client Windows PC.
Each user must install the service on their Windows PC. It is hoped extensions for Chrome, Edge and Firefox will be available.