My need is to capture the print output of any (or at least, most any) Windows programs without interfering with the originally intended print activity.
The environment is a point-of-sale environment. I want to capture the text output being sent to a receipt printer so that I can record it to a log. I wouldn't have access to the source code for the program outputting the print data and I wouldn't want to interfere with the printing of the receipt. Do you have a product that I should consider for this use?
The VeryPDF Printer Drivers have ability to do your requests. If we are right you need the following: you want to print from a Windows application to a physical printer and you want to capture the text data from the printing document.
- The printer driver can save the text data to a file during the printing.
- The printer driver has messaging interface to inform applications when the printing starts, ends etc..
- The printer driver can start any custom application after/before printing.
- The printer driver can redirect the printings to one or more physical printers.
Using the features above you can get the text information from the printed document and the document can be printed to the physical printer.
If you need more information about above steps, please feel free to contact us, we are glad to hear from you,