The Print Dialog Box

The Print dialog box lets you enter parameters that control where and how the system prints a hierarchical structure.

The settings you enter are valid only during the current work session. However, it is possible to save the settings for future work sessions, using the Save Options feature.

Print Quantity

Use this option to select a print style or mode. There are three print styles available. To make a selection, mark the appropriate radio button.

Completely - The system prints the entire structure. In overview mode, the structure fits on one page. However, in detail mode the structure will often be too large to fit on one page, and so the printer prints the structure on separate pages. You can join the pages together to make a poster.

View - The system prints the hierarchical structure as it currently appears in the active view window. In detail mode, the substructure may not fit on one page.

Book - The system prints each substructure within a hierarchical structure on a separate page. Substructures are the individual parent / child structures that collectively makeup a larger hierarchical structure.

The system starts at the root object, and prints a substructure for each object encountered (provided there are underlying objects). You can define how many levels are included in the substructures using the Display level setting, in the View Options dialog box.

The substructures may be too large to fit on one page, if you are in detail mode. In this case, the printer prints the structure on separate pages. You can join the pages together to make a poster.

If you select Book style, you can also request page numbers and page references, using the so named fields below.

Frame

Use this option to select a frame style. To do so, mark the appropriate radio button.

Solid Frame - The system prints a solid frame on each page.

No Frame - The system prints without using any frames.

Edges only - The system prints frames at the corners only. The corner frames can be helpful if you plan to join pages together, to make a poster.

Output

Use this option to select an output device. To do so, mark the appropriate radio button.

Local printer - The system prints to a local PostScript printer (a printer connected directly to your PC). If you select this option, you must name the printer port in the File field, for example, PRN or LPT1.

System (R/3 Spool) - The system prints to a PostScript printer connected to the SAP R/3 system. If you select this option, you must provide the logical name of the target printer in the File field.

The printer you select must be a PostScript printer and must be designated within the R/3 system to receive structural graphics. Otherwise, the print request will not work.

File - You can copy the hierarchical structure to a file on your PC. If you select this option, you must provide a filename in the File field.

Export Filter

Use this option to select the device where the system sends the hierarchical structure. To do so, mark the appropriate radio button.

PostScript - The system sends the structure to a PostScript printer.

CGM - The system sends the hierarchical structure to a Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) file. CGM is a special file format used for graphics. Files with this format can be read by PowerPointO 4.0, CorelDRAW! O and other graphics programs.

Page numbers

Use this option to apply page numbers to your printout. This option is only available when you select the Completely or Book print styles, under Print Quantity. To include page numbers, mark the check box.

Page References

This option applies page references to your printout. This option is only available when you select the Book print style, under Print Quantity. The option is automatically selected, when you select page numbers (above).

File

Use this field to identify a destination. The destination varies according to your selection in the Output list box. For local printers, enter the name of the printer, for example PRN or LPT1. For R/3 spool, enter the logical name of the printer. For files, enter a filename.

Format options

Use this option to enter print format settings, for example page orientation and size. For details, see The Format Dialog Box

To control text font size or line styles in the print out, use the View Options, Object Options and Line Options buttons in the Print dialog Box, to access the appropriate settings. When you access these dialog boxes through the Print dialog box, the settings you enter only pertain to the print request. They do not effect the view windows.

For more information:

Printing Hierarchical Structures