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How do I capture output to printer?


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NextStopAnywhere

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Hello...

I need help figuring out how to capture output to a printer. I do not have a printer connected to my laptop, so normally when I need to print something, I print it to PDF995, which creates a PDF of the file. I then copy the PDF to my flash drive and print it elsewhere.

The problem I have is with a website that I need to print from. It is designed to send print output directly to the default printer. not allowing me to view what is being printed, or else I would just do a print-screen, etc. I've tried printing to the PDF995 and other print-to-file apps, but it gives me an error and insists on a real printer.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a work-around?
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Which site would this be then? Most of them pop up a standard Print Dialogue.
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It is a website that prints coupons. To do this, I had to install some little application from the website called a coupon printer which does the printing. So I can't see the print output until it is printed. I assume they do this to limit the amount printed, but unfortunately for people like me, it prevents me from using it altogether...
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Where is this site please?
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one of them is www.verybestcoffee.com

thanks... :)
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It sounds like they are doing this to prevent coupon fraud.

Have you tried "print to file" and see if that works?
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Yes, I've tried that with several "printers" such as the Office XPS printer and a PDF printer. I get an error message about the printer being incompatible.
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i'm with starjax...they probably do this to avoid fraud...if you could print it to a file then you'd be able to print out as many coupons as possible..i'd imagine the reason they make you use the "little application from the website called a coupon printer which does the printing"...that app probably restricts you to one coupon from any one location
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