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Author Topic: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed  (Read 1876 times)

mentallo

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IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« on: February 21, 2012, 01:21:51 AM »
Sometimes I find myself wanting to know what I printed yesterday. I think an app that keeps track of the things you print would be great. Like a clipboard but for the printer.

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Re: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 07:30:06 AM »
Take a look at the freebie PaperCut Print Logger. I think that may do what you need. :)

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Re: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:05:47 PM »
Thnaks for the suggestion but this program only shows when and what (file name) and from where (site or MSOffice...) was printed. I actually would want something that shows exactly what was printed. I dont know if this is even possible but I would find it pretty useful.

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Re: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 12:54:14 PM »
I havent used it in a few years, but IIRC, if you print through a programme like FinePrint* it will/can save everything printed. Can be reprinted etc.

* a virtual -is that the right word?- printer. There were other similar, but cheaper, apps recommended here within the last couple of years, so if something like that is what you want, you could do a search here.
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Re: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 02:13:41 PM »
* a virtual -is that the right word?- printer.

Yes it is! :Thmbsup:

Wow! FinePrint. That's a "Blast from the Past." We used to use that in a place I worked for back when 1200dpi laser and color (especially dye-sublimation) output was expensive. We used to use it to track output costs and for client billing.

Glad to see these guys are still around. FinePrint was a very capable product. :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: App that keeps track of things that have been printed
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 04:02:07 PM »
You could always check Keep Printed Documents (Advanced tab of Printer Properties) ... Then they'd stay in the spool with a status of printed. Obviously this is a for a single person solution...as it won't scale worth a damn.

For an office printer, anything along those (too specific) lines the term 'Privacy Concerns' comes to mind.