Print to file problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by dav4is, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. dav4is

    dav4is Guest

    I could do this on XP, but don't remember how, and that system is no
    longer available to me.

    I need to establish a printer that always prints to file, using the
    same path and filename without asking where. The data must be "as is",
    i.e. simple text.

    I remember that this involved putting the path and filename somewhere
    unusual and using a special driver, a la text only.

    Ihave defined a FILE printer, directed to port FILE: Print to file, but
    now I'm stuck. Can anyone help?

    I have Vista Home Premium, SP2 -- and have no trouble printing to my
    other printers.
    dav4is, Aug 15, 2009
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  2. dav4is

    dav4is Guest

    Solved part of the problem: I needed to add a new driver: Generic / tex

    I still need to get this to always print to a specific file withou
    prompting for the name. Any ideas

    dav4is, Aug 15, 2009
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  3. Add a new port of type "Local Port". In the upcoming dialog enter the
    name of the fix file.
    If you want to share the printer, the file must have write permission to
    The file will be overwritten with each print job.
    If you want to use dynamically file names or use the file to execute
    scripts on it, try PrintMulti. It is free for all Client OS.

    Dieter Riekert, Aug 16, 2009
  4. dav4is

    dav4is Guest

    The remaining part of the problem is also solved

    In the Add Printer dialog, one needs to Create a new port, the name o
    which is the path and filename of the file that you want to always writ
    to with this printer. In my case, the driver should be Generic / tex

    Why is this information not available in the Windows Help and Suppor
    on my system

    dav4is, Aug 16, 2009
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