Quote: Originally Posted by estochin
In an effort to keep my ink jet printer free from clogs - I'd like to create a batch file or something that would automatically print a small test document every Monday morning. Since I'm out of town a lot, this would keep my ink jet printer from drying out. Is there a batch file that would do this or maybe even a macro program that would open Word, open a doc file and print it automatically and then close - or am I dreaming?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Yes I have exactly such a job, it prints a small image every Monday morning at 7 A.M. You do this via Scheduled Tasks. My image is just a .jpg and I use Irfanview exe as the Action with the /print switch. If you use some other program you must find out what the command line switch to print is.
These are the Action tab entries:
"C:\Program Files\CoolApps\Graphic Apps\Irfanview\i_view32.exe"
The first line points to Irfanview.exe and is entered in the Script/program field and the second line is the file with the /print switch. and is entered in the Argument field. Hpoe this helps.
Actually, if you have a program associated with a particular file type just point to the file to run in the first line with the correct print switch for the program. For instance i have a job called WakeMeUp which plays an MP3 file at 6:50 A.M. every morning and
in the Script/program field this is what is entered:
"C:\Users\Mark\Music\Kiss Goodbye(alarm).mp3" and Winamp will automatically open to play the file. I have associated MP3s with Winamp.