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How to write a printer driver

By enrico ·
I would like to know if there is a way be it using a printer driver or an existing application to create a bitmap image of the document I am working on.
I use Quickbooks accounting to create invoices but cannot save those invoices as bitmaps and the only way to do so is by copying the invoice using the print screen button one section at a time to Microsoft Paint.
I would like to possibly write a driver which would install into the programs print options like Winfax does but be able to save the document as a bitmap instead of print it out.

Thank you kindly for any assistance.

Enrico de Brito.

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Will a screen capture program do the trick? If you just want to create an image file (bmp, jpg, gif) of the screen you are working on download some available screen capture programs. Suggest using jpg for saving soace.

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by Lo In reply to How to write a printer dr ...

Hi

More of a question than an answer but clarification of what you want the bitmap for may provide an acceptable solution.

Why do you want a bitmap? Storage in another database? Unmodifiable version of the document?

Depending on your printer (postscript files are usually large), I would expect that the bitmap file is larger than the document.

If you have a scanner you can get an image copy (not sure if it is bitmap or not) that way. Creating a FAX image (one that you would send)may be another way.

lo

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by enrico In reply to How to write a printer dr ...

Thank you for all the answers recieved they were helpful but I found a program that installs a driver in printers that prints bitmap images from any program and this has provided the solution, the driver was found at peernet.com in case anyone's interested.

Thank you.

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