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Default Printer Header and Footer

Posted on 2004-04-21
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Hey, Can someone help me out here... I would like to know how do I setup the header and footer of all the materials I print from my system to be system date and time. - Is there anyway I can do this irrespective of the printer I am using.

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by:jthow
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Print headers & footers are functions of the application requesting the print, rather than the printer itself.  To achieve what you want depends on the capabilities of the applications you are using.  For example, in MS Word you could use a document template with the header and footer defined as tou require.

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John.. Is there no way to enter a registry key in the OS level which handles the print jobs or something.. Sorry I do not have a clue of how to do it.. I am loooking for an answer which will allow me to print the footer of date and time on all print jobs irrespective of the printer, application I am using..

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None that I know of.  Like I said, header & footer formats & content are a function of the application you're printing from, not the print spooler.  You can set defaults for some (most) applications and these will apply regardless of the printer used but (TTBOMK) there's no way of configuring an OS to do what you say you want to do.  Basically, the spooler expects the application to pass it everything it wants to print in a format suitable to be printed by whatever printer is selected and just adds it as a job to the selected printer's queue.

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