About Printer !!

Posted on 1999-06-21
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I'd like to know is there any file that will change when the user press "print" in any of the prgrams in windows? If so, what file is it. OR any thing that we can see how many page that the user has been printer from the last operation?
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ID: 2016030
What Operating System is the user using? NT? 98SE?

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ID: 2016031
Windows 98 First Edition.

Expert Comment

ID: 2016032
Files that are printed thru the Windoze spool system are stored at  \WINDOWS\SPOOL\PRINTERS  directory.

Their names are 000nnn.SPL (the data itself to be printed) and 000nnn.HDR (the header of the job), and they are deleted once they were printed.

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Author Comment

ID: 2016033
vikiing, so is there any way that i can know how many pages has been send to the current print job from those file? If not, is there any file which can?

Expert Comment

ID: 2016034
If you do this sequence

    My PC --> Control panel --> Printers --> double click on your printer

the column "Progress" will normally inform "xx of nn pages".

There, the value "nn" indicates the total number of pages to be printed ("xx" is the amount of pages already printed out of that total).


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rajaganapathy earned 80 total points
ID: 2016035
When you double click on your printer icon you get an box. From that box you can know the total no.of pages and the percentage of printing completed.

What is the type of printer you are using. Because some Inkjet printers comes with inbuilt monitoring softwares which gives you a graphical representation of the printing progress

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