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add a print server
Thursday, April 08th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

In the years since Windows Vista and now Windows 7 I have run into many people who have problems with sharing printers on their local area network.  more…

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Create a PDF from any application that can print
Tuesday, April 06th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

The PDF format (Portable Document Format) is a useful format for presenting documents that can be viewed on just about any computer system.  It is essentially a file with ‘compiled’ PostScript language instructions, PostScript being a language invented by Adobe.  But you don’t have to purchase Adobe Acrobat to create a PDF file. more…

Create a text file by printing
Tuesday, April 06th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

Every so often I have been faced with a problem where I need to export data from a program that doesn’t have an export capability.  I suppose I could print to paper and then scan it in, but that is harder than need be.  Instead, I create a generic ‘text’ printer on the Windows machine and then use it to print to file. more…

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