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With CF 8 you could use the CFPRINT tag.
For earlier versions of CF you might generate a text file then print it from a command line utility via CFEXECUTE.
To generate a fax you might use InterFax, http://www.interfax.net
How do you suggest using the CFPRINT Tag, because just thinking about it, it seems more suitable to for say teh customer after they are done to automatically print to thier default printer but to be able to have that order printed automatically some where else(like at the store) when a order comes in, that is what I am unsure about. The Fax option definately looks like I can use that out of the box but does it require you to know languages other than CF? I know a little PHP and .NET can this only be done using these languages?
Thanks for your help that has been really helpful
Regarding Interfax they have both a web service API and email API, either of which can be used with CF.
Yea I am trying to print at the store, so, the customer will place an order from thier PC then teh order gets sent to the store and printed there automatically. The fax will work and I saw an option with http://www.interfax.net where you can specify an e-mail address with the fax as the address and it will be sent to the fax. I am still thinking about the printing at the store though.
I am thinking I could setup a e-mail account for the company, then use a print software that plugs into to outlook to print every new message that comes in. I saw some plug-ins for outlook for like $39 such as Print Message for Outlook 2.00, Print Tools for Outlook 1.7.6 and Automatic Print Email 2.07 . I rather a development solution but well see. I want to have others weigh in and see what there thoughts are because the suggestion you gave me was very good.
I've actually done this. I wrote a batch file that used windows print and then used cfexecute.
I could have used cfexecute with windows print, but I had trouble with the syntax for the printer.
If you want to print to the default printer in the store, you can have your batch file call notepad in the minimized state and do it that way.
I think my google search string was "automatic windows print" or something like that.