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Hai,
  I am working in Windows 95
  Pls help me,

    1. What is the meaning of Adding printer in Windows ?
Why some softwares r adding printers, for example Adobe Acrobat reader , Oracle Reports.(if u open printers folder u can see).

    2. What is Print Processor and Print Monitor in Windows OS ?

  Using this i want to understand the windows printing.


With Regards
Jose
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by:slink9
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Add Printer is just what it implies, you are adding the driver for a printer you have installed on your local computer or network.
Print Processor - http://www.novadarkroom.com/pp_quad.htm
Print Monitor - http://ddk.zeno.com/Overview/PrintMonitor/printmonitor.htm
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Print Processors And Print Monitoring equipment are probably not a necessity.  You have a print spooler in 95/98 which displays the status of the spooled print jobs.  This is probably the only print monitor you will need.  Any computer can be set up as a print server with a NIC card and printer.  Just keep in mind that if the computer is also used as a workstation it may get locked up by a currently running application and cause print problems.  I have three systems here running as print servers.  They are all 95 systems with a minimum hardware config.
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by:andysalih
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1) add printer

that means to add a printing device to a printer port on the computer eg EPSON on LPT1:

this will install the driver for that model on to that port so that software can find the printer to use.

2) Printer monitor

printer monitor basicaly tells you what printer jobs the printer is actually printing and what is going to be printed.

it also stacks the jobs and holds them so that you can send an image from a peice of software and the close your package down and it will continue to print.

3) print processor

Is basically both combined with a few settings allowing you to be able to change the settings from RAW to what ever the settings are.

i hope this explains it for you

many thanks

Andy
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This is almost a month old.  Any solution yet, Joe?
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by:JosePragash
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Hi slin9,
         ur previous answers are helpfull for me but still i am not able to get why some softwares like adobe or oracle report and all creating some printers.
       Please help me in this.
       Thanx lot for u r help.

With Regards
Jose
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I have Acrobat Reader on my system and it didn't install a printer driver.
Those drivers are special-purpose printer drivers that the program will use to print to a specific printer or file in its format.
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..........So the spceial printers are used to create their own formats.
  we r using a print server in NT OS which is capturing a text file which is printed from any client and merges with the forms file which is loaded in the server. But for this they r using normal driver which is created when we install normal printers, but it is installed a print server ? why ? can u give some ideas on this

with regards
Jose
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Some software does install special printer drivers JUST IN CASE you want to print through their software.
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by:JosePragash
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Hai,
What about for this....

we r using a print server in NT OS which is capturing a text file which is printed from any client
and merges with the e-forms file which is loaded in the server. But for this they r using normal driver
which is created when we install normal printers, but it is installed a print server ? why ? can u give
some ideas on this......

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Adobe Acrobat (not the reader) adds a printer so you can make .pdf files. You print from Word to the 'Acrobat PDF Writer' and the output is a .pdf file.
I imagine other applications work the same way.
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i am agree with the andysalih
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