Capturing from print que

Posted on 2004-09-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I'm working with a program that corporate provided that is determined not to let any information out other than having it printed.  Is there a way to capture data from the pring que so I could pull it into Excel or another program without having to type it in manually?
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You want a copy of every print job that goes out? is that it, or do you only want an audit log what what is printed, by whom, and at what time?
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Yan_west earned 300 total points
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If you need the second option, check this out:

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David Lee earned 500 total points
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I don't know about capturing from the print queue but you can set up a dummy printer that prints to a file.  Pick a generic text only printer as the printer type otherwise the resulting file will contain all the printer control codes.

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the generic text only printer shounds good, anyone have more info on that one?

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found it thanks guys

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