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Topic # 232171 2-Apr-2018 21:40
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Hey team - hope this is the right forum.


I have a Zebra label printer attached to a windows PC - used to print .pdf labels and it's setup so I can just highlight/right click on the label files - click print - and windows launches adobe and prints them off.




What I want to do is setup a sort of 'live folder' whereby any new files added into the folder are automatically printed in the same way.




I'm thinking there must be some sort of "free or cheap" automation software out there that would accomplish this but I haven't Googled anything that hits the nail on the head quite yet.




Has anyone setup something like this previously or have any suggestions on what terms I should be Googling.





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  Reply # 1987345 2-Apr-2018 22:11
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AutoHotkey can do this. I think (it's been a while).

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  Reply # 1987347 2-Apr-2018 22:13
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AutoHotkey can do this. I think (it's been a while).



ahk yep, could be kinda rough and dirty though.

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  Reply # 1987348 2-Apr-2018 22:22
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Command line batch file. Something resembling:

Dir first item
Print that item
Delete first item
Keep going until no more items

It's a bit more complex than that. I hope it might get you started if nothing else turns up. Task scheduler can be set to run the batch at some interval.

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  Reply # 1987431 3-Apr-2018 09:36
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Google "Hot folder printing"



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