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Main Features
1. Supports Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, Windows 2000, XP, Vista & 2003.
2. Drag and Drop support of files.
3. Save, Load & Append Lists
4. Print Spooler Sequencing.
6. Supports multiple doc formats, e.g. PDF, DOC, TXT, HTML, BMP, JPG, GIF + any other associated printable formats.
7. change printer settings during print job.
8. Separator page support.
9. List order organizing Options.
10. Print Scheduler, for automating reports to print at a specified time on a specified printer.
11. Directory Monitor, that watches folders for documents and prints them to a specified printer, ideal for automation.
12. Command line options for automation from other applications.
13. Full HTML Help.

  KNOWN ISSUES / BUGS
There are no known bugs at this time only 2 issue's that are resolvable.

please email us if you find a bug or have any comments or suggestions.  support@traction-software.co.uk
 

22nd January 2004  NEW
see our new knowledge base for common problems and tips.

28th November 2003
Acrobat Reader
Error Can't Start Print Job
Check your disk space available in your windows temp directory on drive C:

24th August 2003
Error device attached to the system not functioning, This could be do to an association setup problem. 
See our new page 'Print Associations' or click here

18th June 2003
In XP it shows the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer so doesn't automatically print
To fix this annoying problem with XP go into Windows explorer-->Tools Menu-->Folder Options-->File Types-->JPG (other file types)-->Advanced Button-->New Button, in the action put 'print' without the quotes & in the application used to perform put c:\winnt\system32\mspaint.exe /p "%1"
test it out by right mouse on a image file in windows and select print in the popup menu, note: some systems are c:\windows\system32\mspaint.exe /p "%1"

23rd May 2003
HTML files are not printing and they are associated to print action "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\msohtmed.exe" /p %1

A possible fix is to change the print association to use:
rundll32.exe C:\WINNT\System32\mshtml.dll,PrintHTML "%1"
in: Windows explorer-->Tools Menu-->Folder Options-->File Types-->HTM & HTML-->Advanced Button-->print-->Edit
If that doesn't work please make sure the C:\WINNT\System32\mshtml.dll path is in the correct directory.

16th December 2002
.prs file isn't switching printer settings
1.
Changing settings on some printer names with spaces in the name causes it to fail, try renaming the printer name to e.g. HP5000 instead of 'HP Laser Jet 5000'
2. NT4 has problems and some non postscript drivers have problems changing settings also, the settings do change in BPP but the system settings (control panel) remain unchanged.
To get around this problem if you have say for e.g. two prs files, install two printer names for the same printer i.e. HP1 & HP2, set the settings for each as required then setup a .prs for both & use the .prs to switch default printers.
3. printer settings are changing but the print comes out on the  default settings.
Some printer drivers have printer settings and device settings for the same settings. i.e. paper size A4 in both printer settings and device settings, if this is the case use solution 2 above to get around the problem. BPP can only change the printer settings not the device settings as the later is specific to that printer driver.
see 22nd January 2002 note below also.

16th December 2002
When the printer run's out of paper, the .prs settings aren't taking effect.
Try turning off auto select tray in the printer setup on the printer itself.

7th April 2002
Jpeg files never print
Microsoft's Photo Editor is the default associated program for printing JPEG files by default, but with some versions of windows it hangs when you right click on a file and click print, Batch & Print Pro uses the associated program to print in a controlled manner, to resolve this do the following:
In My Computer click Tools --> Folder Options --> File Types
look for JPEG, then click Advanced button, select the "Print" Action and click edit button.
 
it will probably read: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE" /p "%1"
if you are using NT then change that line to: "C:\WINNT\System32\mspaint.exe" /p "%1"
if you are not using NT then you will have to browse for the path to find mspaint on your system.

22nd January 2002
For some reason it's not switching printers
The answer to the Printer selection problem, is that no printer name should be more than 32 characters long, this is a microsoft standard, why 32 I do not know, I shall try and find a workaround but for now rename any printer name to less than 32 characters.

taken from MSDN:
DEVMODE Structure
The DEVMODE structure has the following form:
typedef struct _devicemode { /* dvmd */
TCHAR dmDeviceName[32];
dmDeviceName

Specifies the name of the device the driver supports; for example, PCL/HP LaserJet in the case of PCL/HP LaserJet®. This string is unique among device drivers.


3rd January 2002

ISSUE - When printing PDF files it shows "Error" in the status column.
This is now automatically detected in version 1.03 of Batch & Print Pro

A known issue with PDF files is that if you've had various versions of PDF Reader & Acrobat or no Acrobat Reader at all then no Shell Print is setup on your PC, to verify this is the problem right click on a PDF in explorer and see if the "Print" option is missing in the menu list.

To get around this problem one quick solution is to install the latest version of Acrobat Reader which will install the Shell Print option by default. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/arupdate.html

You can alternatively setup your own Shell Print, by going into explorer View/Options/File Types/Adobe Acrobat Document or equivalent with the .pdf extension type and adding an Action: "print" 
Application used to perform action: 
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /p /h "%1"

Change the version & path to your installed version & path of Acrobat Reader.

Another way if you're feeling brave then go into the registry and add the following key.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\shell\print\command
default value: 
"d:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /p /h "%1"



Print multiple documents with ease.


The Scheduler
Schedule prints to print automatically to any printer at a specified time of day or month or year.

 



Directory Monitor
 when people drop files into hot folders on your network Batch & Print Pro will automatically send them to the correct printer.