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Spool management

Vicente Sanchez_3
Respected Contributor

Spool management

Hi all,

As I know it's not possible to print a specific page, or range of pages, of a spool from operating system. I know that there are Comercial software that do this, but do you know any contrib software?

Regards, Vicente.
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: Spool management

If your asking what software do we recommend..well there have been a few mentioned around:

OMPlus (Plus Technology)

to get you started.

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Spool management

We are converting from openspool to Easyspooler.

Easyspooler does not handle pdf docs native, but I can give you a procedure for that.

Their support is pretty good, though sometimes they lose track of calls.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Paul Sperry
Honored Contributor

Re: Spool management

Easyspooler is what we use.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Spool management

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Spool management

HP-UX provides no capability to understand pages. In fact, without a full-blown PCL and Postscript interpreter, it would be impossible to position based on pages. The reason is that the majority of print jobs contain extra fonts, graphics, even printer macros, all of which are required to setup the overall environment for the printer (and can't be skipped). So unless your print job is plain ASCII with imbedded formfeeds for each page (or no forms controls at all), there aren't any free choices. For plain ASCII files, you'll have to decide on a job-by-job basis whether to start the new page based on line count of formfeed count.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin