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    Send print command to 2 printer

    Hi, i would like to know how to print a document in windows to 2 same type of printers in one time?

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    I don't know of a way to "split" a print job to more than one printer at the SAME time, unless someone else does. Maybe there is some utility that will do that for you, I don't know. If you do have two printers connected, regardless of type, either directly to your machine or by network, you can send a print job to each one IN TURN from whatever application you're using, such as Word or whatever. Just select the first printer and send the job - it usually only takes a few seconds. Then select the next printer and send the job again. Hang on to see if anyone else knows of any tricks. (Sample screenshot from Word, cropped for size)

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    You may want to look at Broadcast Printing software like this.

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    Hi There

    Welcome to the Lounge. I am assuming you are using Microsoft Office Word as you mention document. The easiest way to do this in Word is to record a macro and have it saved to your Normal.dot template.

    1) Tools | Macro | Record New Macro...

    2) name Your macro, say Printers

    3) Store macro in: All Documents(Normal.dot)

    4) Press OK

    5) Print the document to the first printer and then print it to the second printer.

    6) Stop recording macro

    You have now recorded a macro that when run will print the document to the printers you want.
    Jerry

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    Hmmm... very clever young Mister J. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    That is a clever idea Jezza. I can see potential for a multi-select listbox on a userform, listing all installed printers, and allowing the user to select any combination.

    Alan

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    Al,

    Since it is mentioned that both printers are of the same type, are there A/B boxes that allow the PC's output stream to go to both at the same time? If this is a 1-time thing, it's not worth it but the boxes are not expensive. I used to use A/B boxes a long time ago.

    Fred

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    Re: Send print command to 2 printer

    An A-B printer switch allowed you to send printout to either the printer connected to the A position or the printer connected to the B position, depending on how you set the switch.

    The PC's parallel port could only process signals sent to/received from one printer at a time. And the A-B switch sometimes did not work very well, either!

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