Printing using the '?' type printer

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Posted by Robert G Laurin on June 05, 2013 at 12:42:24:

From Message 5801

Posted by Brian Levantine on March 01, 2006 at 17:24:19:

".... There is no mechanism for determining the name of the printer the user selected. Why do you need to close the printer? "

I am wondering if this is still true ? My client has a new printer with a built-in 3-holes punch. There is no Windows printing command to turn it on or off available to the programs. I had to configure it twice, once as a regular Windows printer and once with the Punch always ON (there is not enough paper sources for letter, legal, tabloid and prepunched paper).

I can redirect all printing that requires 3-holes to use the 'L3H' printer but I can't tell if the other reports using the "?" type printer 'LPA' would get to use that printer... If so I need to offset the left margin an extra 0.6" to skip the holes.

So can we tell which Windows printer was selected? Either by full name or by Comet device?

I don't trust the users to do it right.


By the way, I searched the wiki.... Type '?' printer is not documented.

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