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How do I script a printer change - <Network> printer name has spaces in it??


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ILoveMadoka

I have three network printers that I print to for various reasons.

I want to write a script that goes through the printer setup

for each printer but when it gets to the printer name it always bombs out

because the printer name has spaces in it.

 

Some of the printer paths have standard network names too including backslashes

ie: \\Server1\HP 5000

 

Changing the printer name is not an option. :(

 

Even the paper size has spaces "11 x 17" so that is also a problem.

I use Tabloid if it is an option but one printer there is only 11 x 17!

 

Can someone please tell me how to use text in a script if there are spaces?

 

Thanks!!

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This is a script I wrote to plot 11 x 17 for the network printer we use. The server info is setup with the printer so there was no need to specify the server.

 

-PLOT

YES

YOUR PRINTER NAME HERE

11" x 17"

INCHES

LANDSCAPE

NO

EXTENTS

FIT

CENTER

YES

Monochrome.ctb

YES

NO

NO

YES

QUIT

YES

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ILoveMadoka

That works fine if your printer name doesn't have spaces or backslashes.

As soon as my script gets to a space or backslash it crashes...

 

Still need help!

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Sorry, I've used Printer names that contained spaces without any issues and as far as the server names are concerned, ours are set up with the printer so we don't have to specify the server in our scripts. Good Luck.

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ILoveMadoka

Ok... I'm 'tupid!

 

Found my problem was that a specific tab name was being referenced

but the screen dump showed the printer name for some reason.

 

Thanks guys!!

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