PDFmdx version 1.2.6 – automatic printouts via PDF2Printer – integration

PDFmdx version 1.2.6 now has an integration with the PDF printer-service – PDF2Printer. With that the created documents can be put out on printers automatically.

The printing output occurs for all single documents created within the scope of the PreSplit function. The information on which printer the output should take place, can be read out from the single documents via a data field of the PreSplit templates and used for the control of PDF2Printer.

Via alias assignement it is possible to determine and assign a physical printer from a field read out from the document. If no suitable alias can be found or the information is missing in the document, the set “default printer” is used. The printing function can be activated and deactivated generally or per processing definition.

PDFmdx - Processor - Print Funktion aktiviert  PDFmdx - Service Client - Print Funktion aktiviert  PDFmdx - Processor - PDF2Print Integration - Konfiguration

PDFmdx  creates a unique subfolder inside the print-input-folder for each processing job (input document). The PDF single documents created from the splitting process get copied there.

At the start of the further processing = printing process a “PDFmdx.pcf” (Print Control File) ASCII file gets genereted and copied into the subfolder at the end. The PCF contains the names of the PDF’s which should be printed and specifies the printing order as well as the printer which should be used. The PDF2Printer server recognizes the available “PDFmdx.pcf” file and starts the printing process. After the print was successful the subfolder gets deleted.

The PCF – file triggers and controls the print-output:

Subfolder processing with pcf - print control file

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PDF2Printer – MS-Windows service for printing PDF’s automatically

PDF2Printer is an application, installed as MS-Windows service, to output PDF’s from a monitored folder to various printers automatically.

Functions:

  • PDF-print-service for 32 and 64bit Windows operating systems
  • Folder-monitoring prints all PDF’s which a folder contains and all newly added ones
  • Configuration of in- / archiv- and error-folder
  • After the printing process – move the PDF into the archiv / error folder or delete the file
  • Selection – standard printer from the list of the available printers if no PCF printer-control-file is passed
  • Service – start / stop
  • Display log file
  • Configuration – Windows service account – as system or user account.

PDF2Printer - Config User interface  PDF2Printer - icon tray functions

  • With start / stop of the service an ASCII file (printers.pnames) containing the names of the available printers is created and written into the monitored in-folder. With that, integrated applications (e.g. PDFmdx) are able to read out, display and use the names of the available printers..

Start-stop of service writes an ascii file with the name of the available printers to the in-folder

  • Sub-folder monitoring with PCF trigger-file (Print Control File) allows the triggered beginning of the print of PDF’s contained in the sub-folder. The printing process starts with the occuring of the *.pcf file. The PDF’s listed in the pcf-file get printed in the defined order on the also defined printers.

Subfolder processing with pcf - print control file

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