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auto printing? Answered


I need help and I'm hoping I've come to the right place. I consider myself fairly computer compitant however I'm having a hard time find a resource to learn this little trick. Basically I'm trying to make something print everyday at 730am so when i walk in the office in the morning i can grab it from the printer and get to work instead of waiting for the secretary to hopefully get there at 8am and hopefully print it by 830. It's and excell file (ns that it really matters.) If any one knows a simple macro or a setting please let me know. thanks.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

.  If you are using some flavor of Unix, set up a cron job.
.  If you are using Windows, Control Panel:Scheduled Tasks: New Task.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

cron!
(I love UNIX, to some extent)

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

Interesting question, but what prevents you from printing the thing yourself?
(this may be important)

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knstormshadow
knstormshadow

Reply 10 years ago

a boss who the second you walk in wont give ya a second to sit down and hit print (i'm sure i'm not the only one with such a boss.) Plus to be honest it would just be more convient, just walk in grab and go. Her computer is password protected (as are all of ours) but the file itself is maintained on the server that never shuts down and if nessecary i can run it off the shop comp which is never shut down or logged off. I know it's doable just not sure how. tried to use the auto scheduler on windows but wasn't able to make it work. Again i apreciate any help anyone could give.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago


Hmm, this thing must be updated if you need to keep printing it, yes?
So, the trick is to not write to a file, but send the data to a printer instead.
What is updating the .xls, and can it be configured to print instead?

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