Print job content recording

Topics: Developer Forum
Developer
Jun 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Hi Duncan,

I am in the process of developing a prototype which requires recording of textual content of each print job.

I have also sent a request to join ur team as a developer, plz guide me on how to to record the textual content of each print job. If I am able to implement the same, I can upload the code to codeplex which can be useful for anyone else looking to implement the same.

Looking forward for ur reply.

Thanks,

Raghav

Coordinator
Oct 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This is actually quite a difficult thing to do.  A print job can be in EMF or in RAW printer control language - for example PCL-6, PCL-6, PostScript, HP-GL etc...so you need one reader for each kind of spool file you might encounter. 

In addition sometimes (especially in PostScript) only those character used in the print job are sent across - not the entire font - which makes turning it back to character codes very difficult.