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  • Feature Provide default print location during installation

    Hi,

    Our Requirement:
    • Install a virtual pdf printer programmatically
    • The pdf printer has to be silently installed without any confirmation from user.
    • And during installation the default print location has to configured programmatically as the user will not change the print location through printer preferences
    • And after installation, when user tries to print any documents - user must not be prompted to choose print location.


    We have chosen Foxit Phantom PDF Printer as the performance is good.

    Is the above given requirement is possible in Foxit Phantom Printer?


    Waiting for the reply!!..

  • #2
    Alosiyus Joseph ,Thanks for your response.Our stand-alone Phantom Creator (PDF Printer) package could only be installed on the Host OS while PhantomPDF would be installed (without the Creator option). While Phantom Creator isn't licensed separately, neither can it be used independently of Foxit PhantomPDF application. That means that stand-alone Phantom Creator package (PDF Printer) package couldn't be added to computer without Foxit PhantomPDF installed,it is only a This Phantom Creator (PDF Printer) package is only a auxiliary package for those users who have installed the Foxit PhantomPDF application but Foxit PhantomPDF Printer was not installed for unknown reasons,then those users could choose to install Phantom Creator (PDF Printer) package for getting the PDF printer feature.

    So we suggest you choose to silently install Foxit PhantomPDF application itself via commandline for getting the Foxit PhantomPDF Printer installed on your part. For how to silently install Foxit PhantomPDF,please refer to this article:
    https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...s/360040660271
    https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...s/360040660611
    For how to set Foxit PantomPDF Printer preferences,please refer to this article:
    https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...all-documents-

    Any further questions or concerns,please contact us any time.









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    • #3
      Thanks @Lisa_lee..Gone through the articles that you shared.

      The third article explains how to set the printer properties through printer preferences in control panel. But our requirement is
      1. The PDF printer has to be installed programmatically through commands.
      2. The default print location and other print properties has to be set through commands during installation itself.
      3. In our case, the user will not change the options through print preferences in control panel. And using must not be prompted to choose the print location during print.
      Is this possible??

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      • #4
        Alosiyus Joseph ,Thanks for your response. Regarding your questions,please see my inline comments (marked with A:):
        1:The PDF printer has to be installed programmatically through commands.
        A:You could choose to use command line to install Foxit PhantomPDF with Foxit PhantomPDF Printer installed automatically. For details,please refer to the following articles:
        https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...s/360040660271
        https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...s/360040660611
        2:The default print location and other print properties have to be set through commands during installation itself.
        3:In our case, the user will not change the options through print preferences in control panel. And using must not be prompted to choose the print location during print.
        A:I am sorry that we cannot set PDF printer properties settings via commands during installation itself. Regarding this situation,I have submitted the suggestion “Support to preset settings for Foxit PhantomPDF Printer through commands during the installation of Foxit PhantomPDF or set via XML editor. GPO setings, Foxit customization tool" as a new feature request to our product management team's reference with suggestion ID#PHANTOM-15457

        For your current workaround,please choose to manually set the settings for Foxit PhantomPDF PDF printer on one computer,those settings are actually written into the following registry keys:
        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModePerUser
        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModes2
        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software\PDF Creator (The Target folder is saved in this registry key).
        Then choose to distribute the above-mentioned registry keys to all users. To know how to distribute registry keys to other users,please click here and here to know more details.

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