How do I control the order of print jobs in the printspooler, or how can I determine when a job is finished to start the next job

WE are trying to print multiple word documents from Windows api through Delphi 5. The problem we have, is we do not know how to access the print job object that tells us when the current print job is finished so that we can close the worddoc object and instantiate the next doc for printing.  The reason we must wait, is because if we fill the print queue in the desired order, it does not necessarily print the documents in that same order.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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delphizedCommented:
if it's local and you want a simple solution, then use

procedure WM_SpoolerStatus(var Msg : TWMSPOOLERSTATUS);
      message WM_SPOOLERSTATUS;

...

procedure TFmMain.WM_SpoolerStatus(var Msg : TWMSPOOLERSTATUS);
begin
 memo1.lines.add('Nro '+inttostr(msg.JobsLeft));
  memo1.lines.add('Status '+inttostr(msg.JobStatus));
  msg.Result := 0;
end;

this gives you the number of jobs in the queue.

if you need more precision (enum the print jobs, tell me)
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