Created March 3 2005

The Windows Separator Page Page (he he)




Windows NT and 2000 has the option of printing a job Separator page at the beginning of each job
Under your driver properties, click the advanced tab, separator page
Some native sep pages live in C:\WINNT\system32\

Pcl.sep: Switches a dual-language printing device to PCL printing, and prints a separator page at the beginning of each print job.
Pscript.sep: Switches a dual-language printing device to PostScript printing, but does not print a separator page at the beginning of each print job.
Sysprint.sep: Switches a dual-language printing device to PostScript printing, and prints a separator page at the beginning of each print job.

I found that the pcl.sep page produces a far too simple page and I was getting weird errors with sysprint.sep
So I deviced to look into it and either write one or modify one

I found a great sep page on the internet a while back but I can no longer find the creater.  Luckily I have a copy of it here

I originally followed along with the Windows NT4 resource guide to modify the code
Now you can simply follow along with this Microsoft Knowledge base article 102712 - HOW TO: Configure a Separator Page on a Windows NT 4.0-Based Computer

You can get this custom PCL separator page here
BTW, if your printed output is not centered,  look at \H1B\L&a30L
Adjust the number 30 to taste

Please note I've only heavily tweaked this file, I did not create it
If you did, please tell me so I can give you full credit !!


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If you find an error or wish to comment please let me know.