Newsletter no. 1/2008 - 22 Jan 2008 - View others  

Dear Client,

we're pleased to announce:

  1. Printfil 5.5 has been released 
  2. Useful articles on our website

1) Printfil 5.5 has been released


  • Printfil can now capture up to 9 parallel ports (from LPT1: to LPT9:) on any Windows system, including Windows 98.
  • A new capturing mode (Mode 0) allows NT-based Windows machines (NT-2000-XP-2003-Vista) fast capturing a LPT port with ease, without using neither the "Printfil" virtual printer, nor the Microsoft Networking Services. Capturing from LPT1: to LPT9: now is as easy as selecting the preferred parallel port in the Printfil's configuration dialog and clicking OK. No extra steps are required.
  • The Choose (printer) option now works even when Printfil is setup to print in RAW mode. This is particularly useful on Terminal Server environments, where a remote user can choose to print on different dot-matrix printers, either local or remote.
  • When Printfil starts, now it can automatically delete archived jobs which are older than a specified number of days. Older archived files will be shown on screen first, so that the user can choose to delete them or simply close the window.
  • Added the ability to setup the number of copies by escape sequences embedded into the print jobs.
  • A new ManCopies option makes Printfil managing the copies internally instead of through the Windows printer driver. This option solves a problem with some printer drivers which don't correctly manage the copies themselves.
  • In the Configuration -> Standard Printfil's dialog, a new [Options] tab has been added. It contains the new options above, as well as some previously supported ones, like the path to archive the print jobs and the number of characters to remove at the end of the print jobs to avoid extra blank pages.
  • Improved the Russian user interface.
  • Some other minor improvements.

The upgrade is free for all the Customers who are actually using the 5.x version, by using the same license codes. You just need to download and install the new Printfil setup program (or leave the AutoUpdate program doing it automatically)

If you are still using an old 4.3 version, purchased since 7 Nov 2005 (date of its release), you've right to the free upgrade too, but even your license codes needs to be upgraded (Printfil 5 uses different codes than Printfil 4). The AutoUpdate program will guide you through the update process and will automatically update all what's needed. If the automatic check has been disabled, simply right-click the Printfil's trayed icon and choose "Search for updates".

If you've purchased previous 4.x licenses from 2003 to 2005, for a limited time only, you can still upgrade them to the newest version simply by purchasing Printfil Upgrade licenses at discounted prices. Don't miss this opportunity! it will expire soon!

2) Useful articles on our website

We've written some articles about DOS and Windows printing for you. They covers topics like "How to make DOS programs printing faster in Windows", "How to make DOS programs on Terminal Server printing to local or remote Windows printers" and "How to print from Clipper DOS to any Windows printer".

They are in english language, but includes a button for the online translation provided by Google in many other languages.

Please find them at - I hope you'll find them useful.

For any question, comment or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Laura Antona
aSwIt s.r.l. - Sales
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