Solved

Configuring/finding a print preprocessor to add a standard footer.

Posted on 2001-06-05
10
221 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Our school network has 250 clients mainly NT with a few 98 machines and 5 servers. One of which handles the network printers. We have a problem with students sending multiple page jobs to the printer. It would be handy to
have a footer on each page listing the username of the person printing and the machine it was printed from.

How could we set this up?
0
Comment
Question by:karxarias
10 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:hewittg
ID: 6162135
Are you using novell to login.  You can set this in the novell properties.  Also within the printer properties this may be set.  Give feedback on network OS and printer you are using.

Thanks

Glenn
0
 

Author Comment

by:karxarias
ID: 6166332
it's a NT4 domain, login is done through an NT4 server.  no novell machines on the network.  the printer is a HP laser, not sure of model #
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:DRRYAN3
ID: 6169609
I think that under NT the Separator Page is about as close as you are going to get.  You will be able to print a page with user information on it which precedes the print job.  You may even be able to setup some PCL (Printer Control Language) code to put a footer on some pages, but the first application to come along with a printer reset code will wipe that out.

See these Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

How to Create Custom Separator Page Files
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q102/7/12.asp

Custom PCL Separator File Example
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q131/7/14.asp

Creating a PCL Separator File that Produces No Output
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q140/0/45.asp

You access the separator page settings by going to the printer properties on the NT server acting as the print server for the printer.

Good luck
0
 

Author Comment

by:karxarias
ID: 6169791
yeah a separator page would be the best bet but they are cheap and don't want to waste money on paper
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:DRRYAN3
ID: 6169964
Paper:

$2.99 per ream, 500 sheets per ream, $0.00598 (1/20 of one cent) per page.

Consultant (me):

$150 per hour,  Time spent finding 3 MS KB articles: 7 minutes, Cost so far (if you were my customer): $17.50

$17.50 will buy about 5.85 reams of paper (2,926 pages).

Have your organization decide how to proceed.  That's how I would rationalize the decision.
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:DRRYAN3
ID: 6207561
Additional cost of not accepting any comments as answers.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Richard-Best
ID: 6264630
If you go into the properties of the printer. There is a button for seperator page. You can then either select a default seperator page or make one up yourself. The default one does however give username etc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:karxarias
ID: 6265996
sorry i wasn't specific enuff in the question.  but we want this to be done without a seperator page as it is a waste of paper and schools are really tight with their money
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Asta Cu
ID: 7401336
Greetings.

This question is very old.  Please take a moment to revisit this question & reward your points or post additional commentary, as appropriate. If no further action is taken with this question within 7 days, Community Support will be requested to finalize this and unless there is objection or further activity, I will request that question be closed.

-> PAQ/REFUND

**Expert input always appreciated if a different outcome should result and Asker does not finalize**

If you feel that your question was not properly addressed, or that none of the comments received were appropriate answers, please post a request in Community support (with a link to this page) to refund your points. The link to the Community Support area is: http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qList.jsp?ta=commspt
** PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER **

Thank you,
":0) Asta
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
SpideyMod earned 0 total points
ID: 8736486
per recommendation

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

How to solve seemingly unsolvable printer issues. Users sometimes run into printing issues where all the normal steps do not seem to work. Well the steps below can show users how to take one extra step beyond the normal steps needed to remove old…
Causes of paper jams:The following are the main causes of paper jams. Guides:If the guides for the paper are not set correctly they may cause the paper to enter at an angle. You should ensure that the guides are set correctly for the paper type a…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now