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Is there a program that will combine my printjobs together?

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  1. owens.trev

    owens.trev Thread Starter

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    I work in an office that shares a printer and I have to print many reports from our company website. The only way to print these files is through the standard print dialog. What happens is while I am printing these different reports someone else prints something and it gets lost in my papers. My thought is that there has to be a program out there that will solve this for me. Here is how I see it working:

    I select a virtual printer in the print dialog box and hit print. This file then gets added to a "print job" when I have "Printed" all the pages I need then I hit a button and it sends them all at the same time. Does anyone know of a program or software that can help me with this?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Does the printer support Secure Print? If so you could enable that, may need IT support if it also needs to be enabled in the printer itself. With secure print the printer stores all your jobs until you enter in your code at the printer and then it releases your jobs.

    I think you might also be able to Pause the printer in Devices & Printers and then unpause it when you want them to print.
     
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    This issue has been around for as long as we have had networked printers.
    One just needs to realize that anytime print jobs are sent to a shared printer, they are going to be mixed with others.
    More employees mean more mixed print jobs. One just needs to sort through all of the pages and set aside those that are NOT yours. If this is such a major issue, then ask for a printer for your use through your manager.
     
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    Or you can use things like Secure Print like many companies do, I use it with Xerox and Lexmark printers.
     
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    We have Ricoh machines, and they use 'lock print', which is more or less the same as Secure Print. What is the make/model of the printer?
     
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