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Topic: Using a batch file to spool to a pdf-printer
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 81315
From: daveTshave
Date: 2/12/2003 09:46 PM

I have been trying to set up Ghostscript to create a pdf-printer. I need to create a very specific system.

There are about 100 Win98 users who are going to use this pdf-printer. They are producing hundreds of measurements a day and these need to be centrally archived with a minimum of effort by the users. Ideally they just print to the network printer and that is the last they see or think about the report.

I can set ghostscript up so win98 users can print to it like a network printer.

I can even turn off the dialog which prompts the user for a name.

What I cannot do however is get it to automatically produce a new name for the file it must write to. Instead it writes over the same file again and again. I figure I need to point the spool file to a batch file which will pipe it through to ghostscript with an automated filename. Can windows do this?

I have achieved the above goal very easily under Linux. Anyone have any idea how to do this under windows?



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