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Windows 7: Task Schedule to print a gif file twice a week automatically

26 Aug 2012   #1
IndianMetalLord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Task Schedule to print a gif file twice a week automatically

I'm trying to print a gif file to keep my inkjet printer clear. I have over four gallons of ink with CISS so there's no need to buy new ink catridges, just trying to keep them from drying up. Also wake the pc if asleep. I really don't know much about this


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27 Aug 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can use this line in a scheduled task to print the gif file.

mspaint /p C:\Users\username\Desktop\1.gif

Change the path to the file to the real file location.

Try making the scheduled task and post back if you have any problems.
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27 Aug 2012   #3
IndianMetalLord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can use this line in a scheduled task to print the gif file.

mspaint /p C:\Users\username\Desktop\1.gif

Change the path to the file to the real file location.

Try making the scheduled task and post back if you have any problems.
Yes it worked, I just have to set the pc to wake up. I didn't wake the pc but when I woke the pc it started to print, Thanks it helped out alot!!!!!!!!!
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27 Aug 2012   #4
IndianMetalLord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It Didn't wake the pc, but when I woke the pc it started to print. Thanks again it helped out alot!!!!!!!!!
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27 Aug 2012   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it working.

There are different levels of sleep - usually set by the computer's BIOS. Play with those settings at your own risk
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21 Feb 2017   #6
RABSP

Windows 10 x64, Windows XP x32
 
 
My solution

I needed this too, but with two printers on the system it was an issue, I could not get the /pt to work for me so I scheduled one task for each printer and switched the default printer before sending the print job.

For the HP Printer every 3 days at 12;28:00PM
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "HP Deskjet 930C"
mspaint /p "C:\Users\RABSP\Pictures\Colour test page.jpg"


For the Canon every 3 days at 12:30:00PM
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "Network Canon iP7200"
mspaint /p "C:\Users\RABSP\Pictures\Colour test page.jpg"


Hope this helps
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