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From: USA, IL
posted 2003-04-29 16:40:24 Reply -Delete

I was wondering how to Automate a document to print.
What I basically want to do is, I have a Document I need to print once a week automatically. The document is a Word 2000 Document.
Thank you

George M

From: USA
posted 2003-04-29 16:42:56 Reply -Delete

Hng on a minute, what is you create a batch file (create a new text file and SAVE AS whatever.bat). In this you use the DOS command:
PRINT {/B:(buffersize)] [/D:(device)] [/M:(maxtick)][/Q:(value)] [/S:(timeslice)][/U:(busytick)] [/C][/P][/T] [d:][path][filename]
Most of the above you won't have to use. Once you have played with it and got it working, chuck it on the Windows Job Scheduler (start/programs/accessories/system tools/scheduled tasks).
This should work. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose :)


From: Canada
posted 2003-04-29 16:44:16 Reply -Delete

George is right, the right way to go at it would be
Open the file in word and click file-print, Select the printer, tick Print to file and click ok, when asked named the file weekly.prn(i'm assuming you save in C:\ or specify a path)
Next, make a batch file print.bat and add the line
print c:\weekly.prn lpt1 /b
All you got to do is double click on it and add it to the task scheduler as tony has specified.
Hope this helps

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