FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NED Image Printer Driver V1.1 for Windows '95
and Windows '98
Charlotte, North Carolina - January 30, 1999 -
Northeast Data Corp. today announced the NED Image Printer Driver Version 1.1. The NED
Image Printer Driver redirects print output from any application to the display.
"Our virtual printer driver gives developers
two great benefits," says Wade Cobb, President at Northeast Data Corp. "First,
it's a great utility for debugging print logic in applications. Developers can waste a lot
of paper and time getting printouts to looks just right. This driver creates a TIFF file
and then launches whatever application the developer specifies for viewing TIFF files.
There are so many things you can do from there. You can use your image viewer to zoom in
on the printout to see exactly where each dot on the paper is positioned. The other great
way to use the driver is when you're travelling and don't have access to a real printer.
The second great deal is that you can buy the source code for the DLL that the driver
calls. With that, you can do anything you want with the print stream. It's so easy because
the driver hands you a bitmap. There are all kinds of possibilities there. You can display
a dialog box to the user, capture document indexing information, store the document on a
hard disk, stamp it with the date/time and the user's name - just about anything you can
think of. I wrote a version of the DLL that captures all the pages of the document and
prints them 4-up. It doesn't matter what application the print is coming from, and I can
do 4-up printing from applications that don't support 4-up."
The printer driver installs just like any
standard Windows '95 or Windows '98 printer driver. The driver icon shows up in the
Printers group. A separate DLL is called by the driver during each print job and supplies
the DLL with job information and bitmaps for each page. Registered users receive source
code for the DLL. Our licensing agreement allows developers to redistribute the driver and
DLL executable code with no royalties.
The NED Image Printer Driver is available now
from Northeast Data Corp. and its distributors. For a demo of this and other software from
Northeast Data Corp., please visit our web site at: http://www.nedatacorp.com
Northeast Data Corp. is a privately held company
that develops ActiveX controls and solutions for the software industry. For further
information, contact Northeast Data Corp. directly at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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