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Application-based printer-generated print preview

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013647D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system entitled "Application-based printer-generated print preview." With this system an application designer can send data to a printer and the application designer can determine what the output will look like from the printer's perspective. The value of this is that an application designer can see such things as 1.) if objects used by the print job are present (fonts, logos, etc.) 2.) if the right colors are being used, 3.) if the printer has enough system resources to process the job, 4.) if the appropriate finishing will be applied to the print job. These decisions are usually made by the printer operator in a separate facility. Here is the process: 1.) Application creator builds the application and begins a Print Preview. 2.) Application creator selects Print Preview from an application.