In 6.8, we have re-implemented direct printing from the fw Client app on Mac and Windows!
You now have two options to "print" from the fw Client application:
• NEW "Print (Beta)"
• "Save As PDF"
Using Print (Beta) ON macOS
The new Print (Beta) button will work out-of-the-box on macOS using the default 64bit app (Retina optimised and non-retina optimised) for any installed printer.
N.B. This is NOT available for the legacy 32bit fw Client app for Mac.
Using Print (Beta) On Windows
For this to work on Windows, there are a couple of Windows OS related changes that must be applied on each Windows machine, where the new Print (Beta) button is supposed to work.
1. On Windows go to:
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off
Then locate: Print and Document Services > LPR Port Monitor and ensure this is enabled.
2. On the Printer(s) to be used for direct Print (Beta):
Open the Printer preferences, and check that the printer has a network location. The below image shows an example of this.
On returning to farmerswife and the Print Designer, clicking the Print (Beta) button, should list the installed printer, as a possible location to print to.