Printing problem

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  1. PeterVO

    PeterVO Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to know if it's possible using a build-in feature of WinXP to print the same file simultaniously to more than one printer i.e. to a local and networked one, or to two networked printers?
    If WinXP doesn't support this natively, does someone know of an external programme capable of doing just that, preferably freeware?

    Kind regards,

    PeterVO
     
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Hello PeterVO,

    If you know scripting, see here for a possible solution. It's for Win2K but might apply to XP:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/guide/sas_prn_fktg.mspx

    Otherwise:

    If you are printing MSWord documents, it's easy to create custom FilePrint macros with FilePrintSetup strings to send to multiple printers.

    This is one of mine (using WordBasic):
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    Sub MAIN
    FilePrintSetup .Printer = "HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 6 on NE01:", .DoNotSetAsSysDefault = 1

    FilePrint

    FilePrintSetup .Printer = "hp photosmart 7900 series on NE00:", .DoNotSetAsSysDefault = 1

    FilePrint
    End Sub
    ---------------------------------

    For printing in other programs, you can use shortkey or sendkey or macro utilities to do the same thing.

    I use MacroExpress for many similar tasks (but it’s not free)

    regards,

    -rich
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  3. PeterVO

    PeterVO Registered Member

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    Thank you Rich,

    I'm not used to scripting but will look into it.

    Kind regards,

    PeterVO
     
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