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How to capture the print job contnet as an image

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I want to write a program to monitor each local printer When a print job is
sending to a printer this program could be fired and capture the printed
content as an image.
It is easy to use API function FindNextPrinterChangeNotification() to get
information such as TotalPages, TotalBytes, FileName, etc, but I have no
idea how to capture the printed ontent, anyone could help?

Many thanks!!

Larry
Jul 17 '05 #1
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On Mon, 10 May 2004 16:03:10 +0100, "Larry Cheung"
<la***@hohotech.com> wrote:
I want to write a program to monitor each local printer When a print job is
sending to a printer this program could be fired and capture the printed
content as an image.
It is easy to use API function FindNextPrinterChangeNotification() to get
information such as TotalPages, TotalBytes, FileName, etc, but I have no
idea how to capture the printed ontent, anyone could help?


Whatever you get will not be an 'Image'
- it will be a load of garbled printer control codes

Try using Print to File on a Word document, and you'll see the sort of
stuff you will get.

To get an 'Image' you need to print to something like a PDF pseudo
printer
eg: something that looks like a Printer to the system, but is not.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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"Larry Cheung" <la***@hohotech.com> wrote in message
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I want to write a program to monitor each local printer When a print job is sending to a printer this program could be fired and capture the printed
content as an image.
It is easy to use API function FindNextPrinterChangeNotification() to get
information such as TotalPages, TotalBytes, FileName, etc, but I have no
idea how to capture the printed ontent, anyone could help?

Many thanks!!

Larry


This product might suit your needs http://www.win2pdf.com
Jul 17 '05 #3

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