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    Morning People,

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with using "Printing Monitor" software?

    One that shows you a small JPEG of what has been printed, file name or username would be great so we can track the student who has printed it.

    Any ideas greatly received.

    Thanks

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    Papercut here. No jpegs but with full file descriptions, paths etc there's no need

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    Papercut here too.....have become obsessed with watching the list of things being printed.

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    Isn't Papercut capable of producing a PDF of every print job? Or did I dream that?

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    O and k print watch will show who and what was printed.

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    You can enable an option in PaperCut that will give you a thumbnail of what has been printed. I can't remember how this works since moving to another print management solution [that does not have this facility]

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    There used to be a free version of Papercut that just monitored prints, allowing you to see whats printed.
    Was easy to use and setup as well.

    Free software options - PaperCut
    Last edited by Galway; 6th May 2014 at 12:18 PM.

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    Unanimous and decided!!!!! Thanks for the input guys and gals, as so many of you have recommended this I will try it out. Keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    Isn't Papercut capable of producing a PDF of every print job? Or did I dream that?
    Yes it is. Its called the archive function. Obviously does take up space so make sure you point it to a location with loads of space or remember to delete stuff occasionally. We use the archive function for student printers. Works really well.

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    PaperCut here too. Just be careful who you archive in terms of confidential printing etc.

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    Archive function will be handy. As students regularly print things they shouldn't, will provide great evidence when parents come in to complain their son/daughter has been FRAMED for this!!! lol

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