Unless you can convert the PDF to a text file, and print that, I doubt there is any way to send PDFs to a Dot Matix printer.
If you're on Windows then one way is to use the 'windows' driver option in your template to generate the output directory for the target printer - this allows non-supported printers to be used with Output Server,
I appreciate your response.
As far as your response about the 'windows' driver option - I assume this would be processed by Adobe Central Output Server (not the ***). If that's the case, my issue is that the printer is not a network printer. Is it still possible to print to this printer using this method? The way we have our app setup is that it has to be a network printer. I'm not sure if this is a limitation on our custom apps side or Adobe's side.
Can you give me an example of what the tag in the data file would look like. For example, this is what we use today:
^job usdtenda -***5 -afpe:/inetpub/wwwroot/ieweb/forms/print/ -afxon -rfold -Z
Usdtenda = form name
Pusdlg821 = printer name
From my understanding, the printer parameter has to be in an "SMB printing" format
server\printer - is that correct?
Thanks for your help,
Not sure what the ***'s mean ..., but as long as from Windows on the Adobe
server (assuming you are running Adobe on Windows) you can reach that
printer, then Central will be able to reach it too.
You would use -aspwindows to select the default windows print driver when
Central is printing, the rest of your job line should then be unchanged as
far as I remember. This will allow you to print to the dot matrix printer,
but will probably not allow you to do the other things with PDF output from
the same template (IFD),