Q: How to install and use VeryPDF HookPrinter to capture print jobs?
A: Please by following steps to install VeryPDF HookPrinter,
Please download VeryPDF HookPrinter from this web page first,
1. Please run a CMD window with administrator privilege first,
1.1 To start a command prompt as an administrator
1.1.1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
1.1.2. Right-click Command prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
1.1.3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
1.2 To start a command prompt as an administrator (alternative method)
1.2.1. Click Start.
1.2.2. In the Start Search box, type cmd, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
1.2.3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
2. Please change the current folder to the folder where "install64.bat" and "install32.bat" files exist, run "install64.bat" on 64bit system or "install32.bat" on 32bit system to install VeryPDF HookPrinter,
3. After you install it successful, please print a document to an arbitrary Windows Printer which installed in your system, you will find following files appear in the "C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Temp" folder,
FP000XX.SPL and 000XX.SPL are captured spool files, in general, they are PCL, Postscript, SPL-EMF, RAW etc. formats. You can use VeryPDF SPL to PDF Converter Command Line to convert these SPL files to PDF files.
4. "VeryPDF-HookPrinter.ini" file contains following options,
bCaptureSPLFiles=1 ; 1 to capture SPL files, 0 will stop to capture SPL files
strLicenseKey=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX ; Your License Key
strSPLOutputFolder=D:\downloads\spl ; Set the folder to store SPL files
; This is SPL to PDF Converter Command Line application, you can use this command line application to convert from SPL files to PDF files automatically