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EMF/RAW spool format

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I have an application that doesn't print correctly using EMF
spool format. Using RAW is ok, but it'is too slow and takes over the system (prevents multitasking). Since I have some contact with the application makers (and I consulted microsoft.com, where I saw that other apps have problems with EMF), I'd like to know what must be done in an application to be able to print anything in both formats.
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TimCaturaHouser earned 200 total points
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Set your existing printer(s) to RAW.
Add a printer(s) selecting the same printers, and set for EMF.
Rename your printers to reflect the differences. I.E. Laser5-RAW
Laser5-EMF. Hint. Do the same thing for speed/toner or ink ecomony:  Laser5-Draft    Laser5-HQ

This will cause some thinking about what becomes the default printer. Applications generally don't have user control over selecting RAW or EMF. Under the Windows design, its a Windows driver problem. The app. gets told to print, and it dumps its need to windows. You didn't say what the app was that doesn't support EMF, but I have seen this before and this answer made the client happy.
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