We are using 4D v17.1 in 32bit compatibility mode. My development computer is a brand-new install of Windows version 10.0.17134 Enterprise Edition. On this computer, when I use the standard 4D call to “Print Settings”, I am not able to select print preview. Literally where the print preview checkbox would be is instead a message that says “XPS viewer not installed”.
I understand that Microsoft says they are no longer installing the XPS viewer. There are a number of different Internet posts talking about how to view old XPS files using different software. My problem isn’t with files saved as XPS, my problem is with the interactive print preview tool. I’ve also seen posts about how to install it the XPS viewer - which I’ve tried and have not succeeded.
It seems to me that if XPS is permanently going away, then at some point somewhere, when I call a “Print Settings” dialog in 4D, something other than XPS is going to have to service the print preview functionality. So even if I did figure out how to put XPS onto my computer, that is a bandage at best.
I’ve searched the forum here as well as the knowledge base and have not gotten any relevant hits regarding XPS.
My question is: Is this addressed by 4D? Maybe I need a different version of 4D to restore print preview functionality? What is my path forward?
The overwhelming majority of our users are still on Windows 7, and the roll-out of Windows 10 is set to go enterprise-wide in a month or two. This isn’t a show stopper, but it’s definitely an issue I’d prefer to resolve now.
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