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From James Green <james.mk.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: detecting printer options selected
Date Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:51:02 GMT
That's pretty much where we are, except I've not really found much to parse
through a postscript file with. I'd prefer not to reinvent the wheel
particularly when dealing with something so complex.

One workaround we had was to introduce custom DLLs provisioning individual
printers - one colour and one black and white - for people to select. These
can then invoke the java application with relevant flags but doesn't really
help with duplex/non-duplex.

On 2 July 2013 12:41, Andreas Lehmkuehler <andreas@lehmi.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> Am 28.06.2013 16:54, schrieb James Green:
>  Hi,
>> This may be the wrong place to ask but we've written a Java app that
>> receives a print job via Windows port redirection and converts the input
>> (postscript) into PDF for further manipulation.
>> Our problem is that the printer properties dialog in Windows allows the
>> choice of colour vs black & white, and duplex vs no duplex but once our
>> application has received the job we have no obvious way of telling what
>> was
>> previously selected.
>> Any ideas on this matter would be appreciated!
> Hmmm, I'm not sure that I got your point. To receive the print job means
> you
> got some sort of stream containing the ps file. Assuming that I'm right,
> the
> only chance to determine any printer properties is to analyze the ps file.
> The
> ps printer driver may add same ps commands to activate duplex printing or
> to
> limit the output to b&w.
>  Thanks,
>> James
> BR
> Andreas Lehmkühler

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