[WinPrnDev] Re: How to delete system default printer forms?

Ah yes, good idea.

For non-postscript drivers, if they are UniDrv based (as most inbox drvers are), you can edit the GPD files. Which are like PPD files, only for non-postscript.

Best regards,
Christoph

On 2013-02-18 19:07, Paul Tykodi wrote:
Hi Matt,

You can accomplish this task with PostScript printer drivers for Windows rather easily because they read the form sizes into the dialog from a PPD file, which is text based. For a 32 bit system, the PPD files are usually
stored in the folder C:\Windows\System32\spool drivers\w32x86\3\.

For non-PostScript drivers, I don't know of any simple methods to perform the task because the form list is usually being populated from a *.dll file. The information in these compiled binary files typically cannot be edited.

Best Regards,

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Subject: [WinPrnDev] Re: How to delete system default printer forms?

Hi Christoph,

The forms we'd like to remove are not exposed to the printer drivers'
dialogs, believe me, we've looked. Thanks for the response though :)

best,

matt wilkie
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Yukon Department of Environment
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On 16/02/2013 7:47 PM, Christoph Lindemann wrote:
Hi Matt,

Printer drivers can also provide their own form sizes. So you might need
to edit the forms list via the printer drivers own dialog, if it provides
that feature.

Best regards,
Christoph

On 15/02/2013, at 21.54, Matt Wilkie <matt.wilkie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Folks,

On Windows there are system default printer forms which can't be deleted
from the Print Server Properties dialog. Is there some other way they can be removed? We are never going to use page sizes like Envelope, B5(JIS), US Std Fanfold, etc. and I'd like to save users (and myself!) from having to scroll
through a big long list of noise.

I've tried deleting from the registry key
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Forms, but that only works for some forms, and there many forms listed in the Server Properties dialog that
don't show up under that registry key.

Also asked here, last year:

http://serverfault.com/questions/64607/how-to-delete-system-default-p
rinter-forms

Does anyone here have something that might work?

thanks,

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Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax
http://environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/geomatics/
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