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Looking for virtual printer to resize and then print to real printer

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by firestormer, Jul 14, 2011.

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  1. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    I have a program that has trouble printing to the correct sizes, the program itself in unreplaceable and has very little in the way of print options.

    Is there a program out there that can simulate a printer, automatically resize/crop/shift and send to the real printer which the problem program can print to?

    I've google without success, my next step would be to write a program myself.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Noyb

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    What is the file format ...
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  3. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Not sure whats being sent to the printer but it is a jasper report generated from a template by the program.
     
  4. Squashman

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    About the only thing I could think of is to print it to a PDF printer first and then hopefully you could shrink it to fit the page when you print it from the PDF.
     
  5. Noyb

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    That's what I was thinking .... using PDFCreator to print to a pdf file.
     
  6. Squashman

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    I suppose I should have put in my suggestion as well.
    I use DoPDF but PDFCreator is just as good. Plenty of them out there to chose from.
     
  7. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, I've managed to find a couple of programs that might be of help iPrint and Fineprint
     
  8. Noyb

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    My research tells me PDFCreator has the best reviews .. And doesn't need a separate Ghost Script installed ????
    If it could be a picture being printed .. It would be easy :D
     
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