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Windows 7: is there a way to set up a daily run program in Win 7 - 64 bit

12 Apr 2011   #1
knsmilk88

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
is there a way to set up a daily run program in Win 7 - 64 bit

Hi,
This is my first post here and it looks like you guys really know how to get things done in windows.

I have a sheet that I want to print everyday.
The sheet is just a simple color sheet to print so my ink cartridges stay wet and clean.

I want to set up windows so this sheet prints automatically.

Anyone have any idea how to do something like this?

The sheet is created in Corel Draw but I can create the same page in most any basic program.

Please let me know,
Thanks.
KNSMILK88


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12 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can set up the task scheduler to do that;

Schedule a task

Regards....Mike Connor
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12 Apr 2011   #3
knsmilk88

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Mike,
That got me 1/2 way there.
This will open the program up on a daily basis, but
now I need to figure out how to make it open the file and print the page when it opens.
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12 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This should do it;

PRINTUI /k /n "<PrinterName>"

just save the above as a .bat file, and call it from the task scheduler.

More information;

Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry


EDIT: I suppose you are aware that this will deplete your ink supply pretty quickly? Depending on the contents of the page you print, and also that most ink printers have some sort of built-in mechanism to prevent the heads drying out?

Regards....Mike Connor
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12 Apr 2011   #5
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

This looks like a fun kind of project!!

I found this: Print Files from Batch Files

You'd then pack the batch file as an executable: Bat To Exe Converter

Then you'd load your exe as a scheduled task. There is likely, or not, an easier way**

(Methinks I'm off to play with this!!)
** Mike beat me to it!!
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12 Apr 2011   #6
knsmilk88

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Ink? No problem...

Thanks Mike.
I'll have to tell you though, this part of your post is like speaking greek to me. I am very computer literate, but have not been exposed to this yet.

PRINTUI /k /n "<PrinterName>"
just save the above as a .bat file, and call it from the task scheduler.
More information;
Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

So I'll have to look into it.
As far as the ink is concerned, I have an awesome set up.
I run a Cannon MX860 with a continuous ink system.
I can probably run 3000 sheets 8 x 11 in full red, yellow, or any base color.
This thing is incredible.
I installed it 6 months ago and print like crazy and I'm still over half way full on each tank.

Any other info you can give me on how to run this batch file?
Thanks,
Brian


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
This should do it;

PRINTUI /k /n "<PrinterName>"

just save the above as a .bat file, and call it from the task scheduler.

More information;

Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry


EDIT: I suppose you are aware that this will deplete your ink supply pretty quickly? Depending on the contents of the page you print, and also that most ink printers have some sort of built-in mechanism to prevent the heads drying out?

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You just copy the text to a text file using any editor, or notepad etc, then rename that file to "whatever.bat", and then you can just click on it to run it. The same applies to the scheduler, just enter the name of the file, "whatever.bat", ( without the inverted commas), and it will be executed.

The parameters are as follows;

/k print test page to specified printer, cannot be combined with command when installing a printer


/n[name] printer name


You can get a users guide for this directly from Microsoft. I only have a direct download link for it. Here it is;


http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...UsersGuide.doc


Regards....Mike Connor
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