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Old October 30th 12, 02:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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I use a particular application quite frequently. Unfortunately, once in a while it sends a rogue printer signal to our local printer which causes 100's of pages to be sent with a line of text at the top of each.

Is there a way of telling the printer/via driver not to allow this application. I never need to print hard copy anyways.

Thankyou in advance.

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Old October 31st 12, 06:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default filtering applications for printers

In message , sw
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I use a particular application quite frequently. Unfortunately, once in
a while it sends a rogue printer signal to our local printer which
causes 100's of pages to be sent with a line of text at the top of each.


(Strange; I haven't come across such behaviour since FORTRAN days!)

Is there a way of telling the printer/via driver not to allow this
application. I never need to print hard copy anyways.

Thankyou in advance.

Can't think of anything, but if you really don't need to print much,
install one of the phantom drivers - such as PDF995 - and make that your
default printer. That way, if this application decides to do its thing,
you'll just get a .pdf file appearing, not lots of wasted paper. It
would mean that when you really did want to print something you'd have
to remember to select a real printer, but if you hardly ever print
anyway, that's not a problem.
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