How to save print spooling data to a disk file during printing?

  VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line allows you to save print spooling data to a disk file during do printing job by spooling. Normally speaking, most of the printer does not provide the spool file backup and recovery mechanisms. Even if the SAVSPLF file can be changed to physical file through spacial by any means, but it only can generate the spool file, but the contents of this data is lost which can not maintain the original spool file attributes, such as font, cpi, lpi and other important information. Based on this need, VeryPDF design software with this function.

  Spooling is refer to simultaneous peripheral operations on-line, it puts jobs in a buffer, a special area in memory or on a disk where a device can access them when it is ready. Spooling is useful because devices access data at different rates. The buffer provides a waiting station where data can rest while the slower device catches up. Now this technique is widely used in printing area, if you use spooling printing, please use this function to back up spooling data.

  Step 1. Download PDFprint

  • All the VeryPDF software are free download and free trial. So you can download it and have a free before pay for it.
  • Once downloading finishes, there will be an zip file. Please extract it to some folder then call the executable file.

Step 2. Save Spooling Data During Printing

  • When you run this software, please refer to the usage and example.
    Usage: pdfprint.exe [options] [Options] <PDF Files>
  • When you need to save spooling data during the printing, please refer to the following command line template.
    pdfprint.exe -printtofile C:\out.pcl -printer "HP PCL Printer" C:\input.pdf
    -printtofile <string>: when you need to save print spooling data to a disk file, please add this parameter.

There are too many functions to be listed here, I will introduce some of them here. If you need to know more functions, please check them on our website.
savedevmode <string> : when you need to prompt the user with print dialog and save the printer settings into a disk file, please use this parameter.
-loaddevmode <string>: when you need to restore printer settings which saved by -savedevmode parameter, please add this parameter.
-promptdevmode           : by this parameter, you can prompt the user with print dialog and print the printer settings to screen
-devmode <string>        :when you need to restore printer settings which outputed by -promptdevmode parameter, please add this parameter.

And this software also can convert all the printable files to paper document directly. Please check some examples here.
Print Raster Image formats:
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.bmp
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.jpg
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.tif
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.gif
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.png
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.pcx
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.tga
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.jp2
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.j2k
   pdfprint.exe C:\input.pnm

During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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