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image\rwnprg32.gif BypassPrinterDriver property



object.BypassPrinterDriver = Value

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Returns (first syntax line) or specifies (second syntax line) whether raw data is sent directly to your printer, bypassing the Windows printing interface. When this property is True, output is sent directly to your printer. When it is False, output is sent to the currently selected printer driver.

If you're bypassing Windows printing to a PostScript printer, the results may not be as you expect. PostScript printers are controlled by PostScript commands, which are typically sent to the printer from a PostScript printer driver. When you bypass this driver, one of two things will happen:

· Some printers have built-in PostScript codes that are used when no driver can be found; so your output prints in the font determined by the printer's defaults.

· If your printer depends on the driver for PostScript codes, then nothing (not even a blank page) will be printed when you click this check box.


The default value is False.


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