[windows2000] Re: Print to file on a network printer

  • From: Nik Hunt <nik.hunt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 20:51:29 +0000

should work fine.
 just remember to use *backslashes* for network addresses in your command...

copy /b myfile.prn *\\server\printer*

 On 11/19/05, Victor Diasparra <vdiasparra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A large portion of my day is spent walking to and from a network printer,
> and if I don't get there in time it goes into the inevitable pile that I
> have to sort through and get my stuff.
> So I was playing around with the "print to file" option. I thought I could
> create a folder on my desktop called PRN. Then when printing whatever I
> needed, just save it to that folder. Then when ready I could just print
> them
> all.
> After googling a bit the only stuff that came up was with a local printer
> connected to LPT1 etc. so I figured I could just substitute the network
> address for the printer but when I do, it just creates a PRN file in the
> folder.
> The line I am using is:
> COPY my_chart.prn LPT1 /B changed
> to
> COPY my_chart.prn //networkprintername /B
> Any ideas??
> Victor A. Diasparra
> vdiasparra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Charlotte, NC
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