FAQ - XML Printer (http://xmlprinter.com/support/faq)

Frequently Asked Questions


For which operating system is XML Printer designed?

XML Printer driver will work on Windows XP SP2 and later Windows-based systems (2003 Server, Vista, 7, 2008 Server, etc.) operating systems.

XML Printer depends on Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or above, so this has to be installed prior to installing XML Printer.

The driver will not work on Windows 95/98/ME/2000 and other than Windows-based operating systems.

Installation stops on "Installing XML Printer..." and sits there forever

This happens rarely on some computers (we haven't been able to track this one down yet). The solution is simple:

  1. Close the existing installation window
  2. Open command line console (Win+R, cmd.exe)
  3. Enter "net stop spooler"
  4. Close the console
  5. Restart the installation

How can I set up XML Printer?

XML Printer can be configured using the XML Printer Settings screen located at by default.

You can also make use of the command line configuration described here.

There's no file created and I'm sure the printer is configured correctly

This may happen especially under Windows Vista or Windows 7 when you have set up the printer to create files in root or any other restricted directory. To solve this problem, try setting file base to point to documents directory (e.g. C:/Users/<username>/Documents or any directory that is accessible by current user).

How can I see what has been printed into the file?

There's a utility called Composer, which allows you to re-construct the printed document.

Note, that Composer is considered a utility rather than a standalone application, therefore some special renderings might not be displayed correctly, although the XML file defines them correctly.

I need to pick only certain text elements from the output, how can I do this?

XML Printer comes with a built-in utility called Parser, which allows you to filter printed data based on document layout, read Parser documentation for more info.

I need to do some post-processing of the printed XML file in my application, how to achieve this? 

Add a new Execute processing step in the Settings and XML Printer will call the selected application with path to XML file as an argument.

How can I change printer settings without using the setup tool?

XML Printer configuration can be automated using the Command Line Options.

XML Printer is not working as it should and none of the previous answers is helpful...

Feel free to add a post to XML Printer Group or email us at support@xmlprinter.com.


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It has many reliability issues fixed, along with some new features. XML Printer still remains free for personal and non-commercial use.

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