Oh, I almost forgot: A good starting point is to look into the Ruby 
library Win32OLE. You can do all sorts of fun things with it. :)

On 12/12/11 11:24, Garthy D wrote:
>
> Hi Glenn,
>
> Some options:
>
> - Google "batch print rtf".
> - More directly relating to Ruby: Google "ruby automate word" (this is
> probably your best bet).
>
> If these don't suffice, AutoIT is good for driving generic Windows GUIs.
> I've also used Ruby to drive AutoIT before. It took a bit of messing
> about to get working how I wanted it, but it was extremely useful once
> working. I used this setup for mass installs on different machines in a
> short time window when a GUI install was the only viable option.
>
> It's been a while since I've played with this sort of stuff, but most of
> the resources from the searches above look good. :)
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> Garth
>
> On 12/12/11 11:10, Glenn wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a hundred or so rtf files and I need to print them. I'd like to
>> use Ruby to do this. My guess is that I'll have to open MS Word -- the
>> only word processor that I have available where I work -- and send the
>> rtf file to the printer through Word. But maybe there's a better way
>> to do this?
>>
>>
>> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Glenn
>>
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