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Print: Connection to Printers Which Have a Queue Association

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121737D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boeving, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for which an OS/2* Office printer may be defined as connected to an OS/2 Print Manager printer regardless of the Print Manager printer's queue association. Users would be able to define an OS/2 Office printer having a connection to a Print Manager queue and also to define a second OS/2 Office printer having a connection to the Print Manager printer in which the first printer's queue was associated.

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Print: Connection to Printers Which Have a Queue Association

      This article describes a method for which an OS/2* Office
printer may be defined as connected to an OS/2 Print Manager printer
regardless of the Print Manager printer's queue association. Users
would be able to define an OS/2 Office printer having a connection to
a Print Manager queue and also to define a second OS/2 Office printer
having a connection to the Print Manager printer in which the first
printer's queue was associated.

      OS/2 Office as an application needs to be able to print both
directly to printer and plotter devices as well as to have its print
information spooled via the OS/2 Print Manager queue. OS/2 Office
users should be given the ability to make the decision for themselves
depending on their requirements. The idea described in this article
gives OS/2 Office users that option.

      This article describes a method for which an OS/2 Office
printer may associate itself with any OS/2 Print Manager-defined
printer regardless of that printer's queue association. This allows
OS/2 Office users the ability to create both a printer which prints
to an OS/2 Print Manager queue and a printer which bypasses the
queue, printing directly to the OS/2 Print Manager printer being used
by the queue.  Since both OS/2 Print Manager queues and printers have
their own set of property settings, this gives OS/2 Office users the
ability to make the most of both queued printing and direct printing...