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The PrintOMatic MX Xtra

Authoring Tools: Adobe Director 11 and later
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X (including "Lion")
Current Version: 1.8

Price: US $350 for a cross-platform serial number

The PrintOMatic Xtra is the premier printing tool for Adobe Director, Shockwave, and Authorware. PrintOMatic adds a full set of page-layout, text and graphics printing features to Director 11 and later, and Authorware projects on Macintosh and Windows.

PrintOMatic includes commands for accurately specifying the position of any text or graphic element on the page. PrintOMatic documents can contain graphic files from disk, styled text, graphic primitives, cast member bitmaps, and snapshots of the Director stage.

Product Features

  • Generates multi-page layouts with any combination of text, bitmapped or object-oriented graphics.
  • Styled text: any combination of available fonts, sizes, or styles
  • Print bitmapped graphics: any portion of the Director stage, Director castmembers or graphic files from disk.
  • Print object-oriented graphic primitives: lines, boxes, ovals and rounded rectangles.
  • Multiple "linked" text boxes can span multiple pages
  • A standard "Master Page" can contain any combination of text and graphic elements
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Customizable Print Progress dialog
  • Paper-saving Print Preview feature
  • Supports all Macintosh and Windows compatible printers
  • Supports color and landscape-mode printing


The complete PrintOMatic MX programmer’s documentation is available on-line. Click here to view the PrintOMatic MX documentation.


Download Now! Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8 (all platforms) (1455K .zip file)
Download Now! Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8 (Macintosh only) (1115K .zip file)
Download Now! Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8 (Windows only) (343K .zip file)

PrintOMatic Technical Notes

The following tech notes are specific to the PrintOMatic Xtra:

View Tech Note Are Serial Numbers Cross-Platform?
View Tech Note Blank Output in Windows
View Tech Note Can't Print an Empty Document Errors
View Tech Note Customizing (and Hiding) the Print Dialogs
View Tech Note Embedded Fonts and PrintOMatic
View Tech Note Finding a Lost Serial Number
View Tech Note High Resolution Printing
View Tech Note Hosting Your Own Shockwave Package Files
View Tech Note How to Print the Stage
View Tech Note Linked Cast Members Don't Print
View Tech Note Macintosh PHDL Resources
View Tech Note Printing Bitmap Files in .GIF or .JPG Format
View Tech Note Printing PDF Files
View Tech Note Printing the Cast Members on the Stage
View Tech Note Projectors Crash in Panther
View Tech Note Script Error / Handler Not Defined / Xtra Not Found Error
View Tech Note Serial Numbers & Registration
View Tech Note Shockwave and Our Xtras
View Tech Note Shockwave Downloaded Xtra Locations
View Tech Note Text Fields Print with Incorrect Fonts
View Tech Note Text Members and PrintOMatic
View Tech Note Text/RTF Members Print Too Small
View Tech Note Using PrintOMatic in Windows 3.1
View Tech Note Using PrintOMatic With Authorware
View Tech Note Why Does Preparing to Print Take So Long?

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