Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumThis is from our 160,000 page PDF discussion forum archive one & two spanning 1999-2011. Use the filters on our Advanced Search page to search archive only. Head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions.

Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Mac Issues

Topic: Random three digit file name when LPR printing to Unix watch folder
Conf: (P-PDF) Mac Issues, Msg: 135354
From: troger
Date: 6/27/2005 10:56 PM

This has been driving me nuts for a couple of days now and I'm sure it's a simple fix that I'm not seeing...

When we print via LPR to our Unix based Distiller it uses watch folders to process the jobs. When we go to the out folder the jobs printed via LPR to the watch folder end up with a random 3 digit file name (i.e. 245.pdf). If we print via AppleTalk then the file names match the document names.

Is there a way for the Unix distiller to "dig" into the file info to determine the file name instead of putting in a useless three digit code?


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Why eBooks and mobile devices don't (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

February 02, 2016
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.