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computergroove

I have a LAN with 6 computers. One of my computers has a HP Laserjet 5L laser printer connected to the LPT port and is shared. I am looking for a solution to archive all the print jobs. I want all the print jobs to be saved to an archive directory and have a way of identifying the time and computer that the prints came from. I want to reprint them if I want to. Is there a way to do this in autoit? I am thinking about using pdf printer to preview them unless there is a better way. Has anyone heard of a program that will do this or is this something that autoit can do?


Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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computergroove

I was thinking of something that might replace the windows print spooler service as the primary means of receiving the data before it goes to the printer and adding a step of time stamping and network name origin stamping the file and saving it as a pdf or even raw should be fine. Anyone?


Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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computergroove

First of all thank you for the link. I am however interested in making a program to do this if at all possible. I am not in a hurry to get the end result so I can spend some time on it. I have the money but then I wouldn't learn anything. Anyway, I found the registry entry that names the spool directory. I also ran a test print (with the printer turned off) and I found 2 files that showed up in the spool directory. I figure that I could have autoit monitor a directory and if anything showed up there it could shuffle it to another directory for later analysis. I found a program that will view .SPL files and convert them into pdf files and other formats. Does autoit perform any conversion functions like this? I would ultimately like to have a fully featured program if possible.


Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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computergroove

NVM I was able to go into the advanced properties of mt printer and select "Keep Printed Documents". Not as fully featured as I wanted but it'll work. Any suggestions on making this program would be appreciated. I am really not sure where to start.


Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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Bert

Seeing how you can save the print job, then you have a method to view the files, you have it solved. No, to do conversions, you would be pulling your hair out. Not worth it. Maybe your program that can read the spl file works by command line. If so, then you could make a simple interface to view the SPL files.

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