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Using the FaxMan Printer Drivers

FaxMan includes printer drivers for Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT 4, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Vista allowing applications running under those operating systems to create fax files just by printing.


Installing the Printer Drivers

The FaxMan printer drivers can be installed using the Faxinstall.bat file or by using the InstallPrinter method in either the ActiveX or .net components.


Your application must be running as a user with Administrative rights to be able to install the printer driver on XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Vista. Therefore you may want to consider installing the printer driver in your application's installer, on Vista this will generally already be running as Admin so your app can then run as a limited user.


How Printing Works

When an application prints to the FaxMan printer the driver will create a fax file in the directory specified by the printer properties or in the user's Temp directory if no directory is specified in the printer properties.


Once printing is complete, the FaxMan printer driver will look for a FaxMan application which has a Printer control whose PrinterName property matches the name of the printer. If an application is found  the driver will fire the print control's PrintComplete event at which time the application can get the print job details. If no application is found the driver will attempt to start the application specified in the printer properties and when the application is loaded will fire the PrintComplete event.  If no application is specified or it fails to load, the driver will write an entry to the Windows event log indicating a print job was generated but no application was found to notify.


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