Or in case you like Java ..I've started working last year on a Java application to automatically print documents from a hot folder. Just pushed the code:
From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kozlowski,Brendon [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:15 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Silently print (no GUI) in Windows
I'm curious to know if anyone has discovered ways of silently printing documents from such Windows applications as:
- Acrobat Reader (current version)
- Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, etc...)
- Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
I unfortunately haven't had much luck finding any resources on this.
I'd like to be able to receive documents in a queue like fashion to a single PC and simply print them off as they arrive. However, automating the loading/exiting of the full-blown application each time, and on-demand, seems a little too cumbersome and unnecessary.
I have not yet decided on whether I'd be scripting it (PHP, AutoIT, batch files, VBS, Powershell, etc...) or learning and then writing a .NET application. If .NET solutions use the COM object, the scripting becomes a potential candidate. Unfortunately I need to know how, or even if, it's even possible to do first.
Thank you for any and all feedback or assistance.
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