HowTo:Add a Custom Print Button to a Form

HowTo:Add a Custom Print Button to a Form

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HowTo:Add a Custom Print Button to a Form
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For:   Designers
Level: Intermediate
Time:  5 minutes

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This code adds a [Custom Print] button to a Form, when placed in an On Load Form Script.

In this case, the goal is to restrict a user who has access to that form to a specific template. (The standard Print operation makes all templates available. A standard Action button, meanwhile, is present in every form. This code puts the button in a specific form, to restrict template access for users whose role causes it to be displayed.)

Set up the custom print button
  1. Go to the Form you want to modify:
    Workspace > {object} > Customize this Object > Forms > {form}
  2. Click [Form Script]
  3. Click [Edit]
  4. In the On Load Script area, enter the code below.
  5. Click [Save]
JavaScript code
$("#print_button").remove();
$("#edit_button").parent().append(
"<input type='button' id='customPrint' value='Custom Print' class='lj-button fg-button ui-state-default ui-corner-all' onClick=\"javascript:lj_printRecord('default_print_layout=template&show_print_layout=no&default_print_document=jsp&default_page_orientation=landscape&default_pdf=yes&show_pdf=no&print_immediately=yes');\">"
);
How the code works
$("#print_button").remove()
Remove the standard print button
$("#edit_button").parent().append
Finds the location of the edit button (present in every form), gets it's parent (the toolbar), and adds the new button to it.
class='lj-button fg-button ui-state-default ui-corner-all'
The standard CSS style elements for platform buttons.
<input type='button' ...
Define the button. (The entire string is one uninterrupted line.)
onClick=\"javascript:lj_printRecord(...
Specify the button's action


Learn more: JavaScript Functions#lj_printRecord

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