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capturing the printing properties of a report of form when sent to a printer

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Hi all!!
i am relatively new to this forum. i am working on a big project in
athens greece. it is all about office and vba.

basically it is an automated testing software that tests whetther
candidates have mastered the office applications or not. we have to
develop the test engine in delphi(we have done that).

the second part is developing the scripts in vba that actually test if
the candidate answered the question correctly or not and allocate the
marks.

for example(question for excel: insert a formula in cell A6 that
calculates the sum of cells a1:a5)

the script in vba checks if the right formula has been entered in the
appropriate cell.

i have developed 1000 scripts over the last two years. but the
questions we can not test are the printing questions. we have found
some workarounds but do not satisfy us.

i have these questions to implement.
print 3 copies of the report "testreport" to the default printer.
any ideas how can i test that the user has sent the particular report
to the printer and printed 3 copies. i mean how can i test these
properties?

i think i can have a dummy printer and then somehow pause the printer
ans append the print jobs to a .txt file and then check the properties
of the print jobs?
do you know of any solution to this?
thanks a lot and sorry for the mass text.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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