Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printing

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Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printing

Postby proudfit » Sun May 03, 2015 7:13 am

I work in a very fluid YSA ward so each time we open MLS we're greeted with a slough of membership update reports. Because of the improvements to LDS Tools, we no longer use the paper reports. How about an option, set on the ward level, to disable the function that brings up that capability?

Thanks!

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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby aclawson » Sun May 03, 2015 7:44 am

For now, install a pdf print driver (my favorite is pdf redirect) and print the membership reports to the electronic copy. Then either save them or delete them.

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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 03, 2015 2:17 pm

aclawson wrote:For now, install a pdf print driver (my favorite is pdf redirect) and print the membership reports to the electronic copy. Then either save them or delete them.

Maybe you could figure out a way to save them directly to the recycle bin. :) Then create an automatic task to empty the recycle bin regularly.

Or modify the printer output tray so it outputs into the shredder.
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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby proudfit » Sun May 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Thanks for the responses! We have a workaround, but decided to make an improvement suggestion to eliminate the workaround.

Thanks again!

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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby jdlessley » Sun May 03, 2015 3:21 pm

proudfit wrote: We have a workaround, but decided to make an improvement suggestion to eliminate the workaround.

The forum is not the official feedback method. The official feedback is through the MLS message system. We can discuss it here but there is little chance those who make decisions will ever see it. And with the move from MLS to the online LCR site I doubt there would be any consideration to make such a change to MLS.
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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby aclawson » Sun May 03, 2015 3:41 pm

Try this:

Create a new printer. Specify a port of NUL:

Use any printer driver you want.

Anything sent to this port will simply vanish.

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Re: Suggestion - Option to disable membership report printin

Postby williamjackson » Sun May 03, 2015 6:19 pm

My habit is to click Preview, make sure there is nothing that requires my attention, then click Cancel. I don't even print to PDF. I'm saving the trees and the hard drive cycles.


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