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Author Topic: Monitor folder, print and then archive document?  (Read 2313 times)


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Monitor folder, print and then archive document?
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:33 PM »
I'm pretty sure one of you has already created this program.  Unfortunately, even after the couple of years I've been hanging out here, I *still* am clueless when it comes to trying to find programs I think someone has already done.

On the other hand, everytime I've asked if someone knew of a program that does something, you've all been very quick to help out.  I hope that is still so.

I have a very bizarre printing problem that can't be handled natively in Windows.  I have output from a PuTTy derivative that needs to print landscape to letter sized paper.  One of my hardware techs wrote a little proggie to handle the problem under XP (using output from QVTnet), but now the user has moved to Win7 (and using KiTTy) and said little proggie is now a bust.

I am looking for something that can monitor a folder, print a file dropped into it, and then preserve that file (because the user is a luser and needs to review his work regularly). It would also need to utilize a paper size as defined by Windows.

The reports are wide print jobs and to avoid wrapping lines, we define a custom paper size of 11 inches wide by 8.5 inches long, with no margins, to avoid the line wrap (this all used to be printed to line printers and then to dot matrix printers, all which have finally died).

Any help appreciated and if you need further details, I'm all ready to answer questions.

Daleus, Curmudgeon-at-Large


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Re: Monitor folder, print and then archive document?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 06:26 AM »
Because I'm currently existing outside of my normal environ, (12000km outside), I can't check into it all but you should be able to knock something out using the same basic ideas I used here using FileNotify or FileNotify2.