A point of sale system is printing a receipt and I want the solution to capture the data, save to PDF and other formats

Hi,

I want to be able to capture all receipts that a point of sale system sends to the printer and send them to an external system. I have seen some limited information on line about the "VeryDOC Printer Capturer" that seems to do the job. Can you send me further information about that?

Customer
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>>How to get VeryDOC Printer Capturer?

Thanks for your message, we have more types of Printer Capturer software, you can download and test each one from following URLs,

Solution 1. VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK

With VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK software, you can capture printer output that would normally go to a communications port such as LPT1. Useful for second stage processing such as creating PDF files, ripping, or distribution of printer output.

You can download and test VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from following web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/index.html
http://www.verypdf.com/dl2.php/HookPrinter.zip

Please refer to user manual of VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/user-guide.html

Solution 2. VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer

VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer is a special version of docPrint which contain two virtual printers and a Printer Capturer module, after you install it, you will see two virtual printers appear in the Printer&Fax folder, after you enable Printer Capturer Module and print a document to docPrint, docPrint Printer Capturer will work by following steps,

1. You enable Printer Capturer Module and print a document to "HP LaserJet Professional P1108" or other printers,
2. Printer Capturer Module will capture this print job, redirect it to docPrint virtual printer,
3. docPrint virtual printer will convert this print job to PDF, PS, EPS, TIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, etc. formats first, and forward original print job to original printer ("HP LaserJet Professional P1108" or other printers) continue,
4. OK, the original printing process will continue and without any interruption, but you will get PDF, PS, EPS, TIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, etc. formats during printing.

We have created an evaluation version of docPrint Printer Capturer to you, you may download it from following URL,

http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/docprint_pro_setup.exe

Please by following steps to test "-hookprinter" option,

1. Download and install docPrint Pro v7.0 version,

2. Run following application to set Printer Capturer options,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v7.0\artprint.exe" -hookprinter

You need set "Output folder" to save captured documents.
You need click "Install HookPrinter" button to install Printer Capturer.
You need click "Save&Close" button to close this dialog, and print a document to an arbitrary Windows Printer, you will get captured documents appear in predefined folder automatically.

3. OK.

"-hookprinter" option will capture everything that you sent to any Windows Printer. If you want just print a document to docPrint first, and then forward to other printers, you can use "-forward-options" option, for example,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v7.0\artprint.exe" -forward-options

After you set the options, click "Save&Close" button to close this dialog, when an user print a document to docPrint, docPrint will redirect the print job to predefined printer properly.

"-hookprinter" and "-forward-options" are two different printer capture and forwarding methods, you can choose either one according to your requirements.

Solution 3. Print a document to docPrint or docPrint PDF Driver and save to a new PDF or image or other formats.

This solution is simple, after you install the docPrint Pro software, you will see two printers appear in the Printer&Fax folder, docPrint and docPrint PDF Driver. You can simple print a document to docPrint or docPrint PDF Driver and save to a new PDF or image or other formats easily.

We suggest you may download the trial version of above products from our website to try, if you encounter any problem with these products, please feel free to let us know, we will assist you asap.

VeryPDF
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Thanks for a prompt reply.

I need the following:

1. a point of sale system is printing a receipt and I want the solution to capture the data.

2. convert the data to a specific format

3. send the data to a web service

4. the receipt shall be printed like before.

I am unsure which product I should use, the SDK or the docPrint Printer Capturer.

How is your licence structure? Is it a one time fee that I can distribute to as many point of sale units that I want?

Customer
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>>I need the following:
>>1. a point of sale system is printing a receipt and I want the solution to capture the data.
>>2. convert the data to a specific format
>>3. send the data to a web service
>>4. the receipt shall be printed like before.
>>I am unsure which product I should use, the SDK or the docPrint Printer Capturer.
>>How is your licence structure? Is it a one time fee that I can distribute to as many point of sale units that I want?

Thanks for your message, we have two solutions to achieve your goal,

1. Print to docPrint, docPrint will save to PDF or other specific format, and then forward the print job to target printer continue.

You can download "Document Converter (docPrint Pro)" from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/document-converter/try-and-buy.html#buy_pro
http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/docprint_pro_setup.exe

after you install it, you can run following command line to setup "Print Forwarding" options,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v7.0\artprint.exe" -forward-options

2. Force to hook all Windows Printers by "VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK" or "VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer". These software will install a Printer Hook Layer into Windows system, when you print a document to any Windows Printer, these software will capture print data and save to PDF or other formats, the original printing will not be affected.

For the "VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK", you can download and test VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from following web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/index.html
http://www.verypdf.com/dl2.php/HookPrinter.zip

Please refer to user manual of VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/user-guide.html

For the "VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer", you may download "docPrint Printer Capturer" from following URL,

http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/docprint_pro_setup.exe

after you install it, you can run following command line to test "-hookprinter" and set Printer Capturer options,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v7.0\artprint.exe" -hookprinter

You can choose the different software according to your requirements.

If above software can't 100% meet your requirements, we can also provide custom-build service to modify our software to best fit your requirements, this way will solve your problem completely, please feel free to let us know if you are interest in custom-build service.

VeryPDF

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Print a document to a local printer and clone printed data to PDF, JPG, TIFF formats, monitor System Printers and record print logs to database

Hello,

We are a DLP system developer and would like to have a functionality similar to "artprint.exe -hookprinter" in our DLP system.

A typical scenario is the following,

A user prints a document to a regular (local, network, third party virtual, whatever) printer (not to your virtual printer) as usual and the printing should be successful without any sings of the monitoring presence. The monitoring should just clone data the user prints to jpg/tiff/pdf (not important at the moment) files, page by page.

"artprint.exe -hookprinter" works perfectly for that, but it requires docPrint installed.
We would like to have the printer monitoring functionality integrated into our system completely though.

I've found HookPrinter.zip on your site ( http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/index.html )
that looks as a solution. But I was not able to make it operable standalone (without docPrint installed). Is it expected?
Could you navigate me please?

Also, if I might ask you, please make the developer license complete text available to me.

Thanks in advance,
Customer
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>>I've found HookPrinter.zip on your site (http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/index.html) that looks as a solution. But I was not able to make it operable standalone (without docPrint installed). Is it expected?
>>Could you navigate me please?

Thanks for your message, yes, HookPrinter.zip is a choice to you, you can use HookPrinter.zip to capture printed jobs to SPL files, after that, you can use "VeryPDF SPL to PDF Converter Command Line" to convert from SPL files to PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, etc. other formats at later,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/spool-spl-to-pdf-converter.html
http://www.verypdf.com/dl2.php/spl2pdf_cmd.zip

You can use administrator privilege to install "HookPrinter SDK" into your system to try, please refer to user manual from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/hookprinter/user-guide.html

If you encounter any problem with "HookPrinter SDK", please feel free to let us know, we will provide more assistance to you asap.

VeryPDF
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How to add a password to all Windows Printers?
How to record print logs to a database?

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Hello,

We need to develop software that does the following:

- On any windows machine that it is installed on, when a print job is submitted from any application, a popup appears asking for a password to continue. If correct password entered, allow job to print. Else raise error message and terminate job.

- For every print job that is submitted, record the details into a database - text content in the print job, date and time of printing etc.

We need this software to support windows 7 upwards, and any type of printer.

Please provide an estimate of time required and cost for the same.

Thanks,
Customer
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Sure, this function can be done easily based on VeryPDF HookPrinter technology, we will write an email and talk with the technology details at later.

VeryPDF

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Uses the PDFPrinting.NET print library for perfect printing results

PDFPrinting.NET print library can be used to batch print PDF files without require Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader applications. Here you can take a quick look at the most important features of PDFPrinting.NET.

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PDFPrinting.NET Print Library Features:

  • Print PDF files from any .NET application
  • Built-in font rendering engine.
  • Handles any PDF compression and encryption.
  • Full control over margins and scaling.
  • Advanced rasterization engine for image printing.
  • Works perfectly on any kind of printer.
  • Reduced spool size and faster spooling.
  • Adheres strictly to pdf specification.
  • Standalone solution without outside dependencies.
  • Working with password protected PDF documents.
  • Custom print properties. Set page range, landscape, copies, resolution, scaling, print in color, paper size, source tray, collate, printer name or duplex. The below sample code demonstrates how to set those settings manually through your code.
  • Silent printing enables you to print out documents in the background without user intervention. The below code sample will print out the PDF document to your default printer with default settings.
  • Silent printing with already installed Adobe Reader. In case you would like to print using Adobe Reader for some specific document where our rendering doesn't meet your needs. The below sample code will invoke Adobe Reader in the background without being visible and print out the document.

    pdfprint.exe -shell D:\test.pdf
    pdfprint.exe -shell2 D:\test.pdf

PDFPrint Command Line and SDK can be found from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-print-cmd/index.html
http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-print-cmd/pdfprint-sdk-manual.html

School See Also:

PDF Print Manager SDK for .NET
http://www.e-pdfconverter.com/print-pdf-sdk-for-net/index.html

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Error message in Office when a file is blocked by registry policy settings or File Block settings

A file is blocked when you open or save the file in a Microsoft Office program. In this situation, you may receive an error message that resembles one of the following:

  • You are attempting to open a file that is blocked by your registry policy setting.

  • You are attempting to open a file type <File Type> that has been blocked by your File Block settings in the Trust Center.

  • You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy setting.

  • You are attempting to save a file that is blocked by your registry policy setting.

  • You are attempting to save a file type <File Type> that has been blocked by your File Block settings in the Trust Center.

Light bulb Resolution

To resolve this issue, try the following general resolutions to change the File Block settings based on the version of Office that you installed:

For Office 2013 or Office 2010

Change the File Block settings to disable the restriction of certain file types:

  1. Click File > Options.
    If you cannot open a file in Office 2013 or Office 2010, open a blank document to start the Office application. For example, if you cannot open a Word file, open a new document in Word 2013 or Word 2010 to see the option.
  2. In the Options window, click Trust Center > Trust Center Settings.
  3. In the Trust Center window, click File Block Settings, and then clear the "Open" or "Save" check box for the file type that you want to open or save.
    Note Clear the option means allow user to open or save the file. Check the option means block the file.

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  4. Click OK two times.
  5. Try to open or save the file that was blocked again.

For Office 2007 or Office 2003

There is no "Trust Center" in Office 2007 or Office 2003. Therefore, you have to change the value of the FileOpenBlock registry subkey to disable the restriction of certain file types.
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

  1. Exit Office.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    For Office 2007:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\<Application_name>\Security\FileOpenBlock
    For Office 2003:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\<Application_name>\Security\FileOpenBlock
    Note
    • Application_name should be the Office application (for example, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)that has the problem.
    • If the subkey does not exist, you must create it manually. The following screenshot is a sample of Word 2007 FileOpenBlock subkey:

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  4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, locate the following DWORD value: BinaryFiles, FilesBeforeVersion and Converters.
    Note If this value does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click FileOpenBlock , select New, click DWORD Value, and then type BinaryFiles as the name of the DWORD Value.
    2. Right-click FileOpenBlock , select to New, click DWORD Value, and then type FilesBeforeVersion as the name.
    3. Right-click FileOpenBlock , select to New, click DWORD Value, and then type Converters as the name.

    For more information about these DWORD value, check the FileBlockOpen DWORD values list.

  5. Right-click the BinaryFiles DWORD value, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  6. Set the Value data of the FilesBeforeVersion and Converters to 0. The following screenshot is a sample of Word 2007.
    Note Value data 0 means allow user to open the file. 1 means block the file.

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  7. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
  8. Try to open or save the file that was blocked again.
Next step if you still cannot open or save the files in Office 2007 or Office 2003

If you still cannot open or save the files, try the following steps:

  1. Determinate the type of the file that cannot be opened: Right-click the file and select Properties. Check the Type of file property.

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  2. Check the FileBlockOpen DWORD values list, and find the corresponding DWORD value.
  3. Add the DWORD value into the FileOpenBlock subkey, and set the value data to 0.

School See Also:

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201307/i-am-getting-the-following-error-error-you-are-attempting-to-open-a-file-that-is-blocked-by-your-file-block-settings-in-the-trust-center-in-line-27-with-pdf-to-excel-converter-v2-0-and-37401.html

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About the PDF Converter Services Online

VeryPDF Cloud API Platform Home Page,

http://www.verypdf.com/online/cloud-api/index.html

Based on the popular PDF Converter Services which build on VeryPDF Cloud API, a server based product intended for on-premise deployment, the PDF Converter Services Online is a subscription based service accessible via a REST based API as well as third party systems such as Microsoft Flow.

Software developers and workflow designers can use this service to:

  • Convert a large number of file types to PDF with perfect fidelity.
  • Merge multiple files into a single PDF.
  • Apply watermarks.
  • Encrypt PDF files.
  • Apply PDF restrictions (restrict print, copying of content etc.).
  • Carry out Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
  • Cross convert files (doc to docx, docx to xlsx, xls to docx etc.)

Functionality can be accessed from a large number of platforms including:

  • Microsoft Flow: The VeryPDF PDF Converter Service is included in Flow's list of standard services, there is nothing to install. Just create a flow, add a workflow action. The Convert Document one is good to start with. For more details see this Knowledge Base Article.
  • REST Clients: API access has been launched and sample code for the likes of Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP, CURL will follow shortly.
  • Swagger clients: The REST API uses a Swagger based API definition file to describe the available services. Any platform that understands Swagger can consume this file to access the API. The same file can be used to generate client and server libraries for the platform of your choice using editor.swagger.io.
  • SharePoint Online: Integration with the SharePoint Online user interface as well as SharePoint Designer workflows is available today via the PDF Converter for SharePoint Online. Sample code to integrate with client side JavaScript will follow shortly.

For more details see the following articles:

http://www.verypdf.com/online/cloud-api/index.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/category/verypdf-cloud-api

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201307/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-pdf-to-image-converter-cloud-api-37745.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201308/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-image-to-pdf-converter-cloud-api-37831.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201307/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-pdf-to-text-converter-cloud-api-37763.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201405/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-pdf-to-word-converter-cloud-api-convert-pdf-to-word-doc-rtf-formats-40475.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201308/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-pdf-page-extraction-pdf-splitter-cloud-api-37869.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201308/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-complete-pdftoolbox-functions-pdf-merger-cloud-api-37883.html

http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201308/verypdf-cloud-api-platform-pdf-stamper-cloud-api-38024.html

This is a very actively developed product. Check back often or contact us for more information.

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