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Order of printed documents on windows.

Claude Moore
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Good morning,

I've noticed this behaviour on different Windows installation provided with different printer types.

I have sent to printer via gsprint a lot of pdf documents, each of them with different page number. I have seen that
the order in which documents are actually printed on paper doesn't always matches printing submission order; I mean
I can see a document of 20 pages to be still in spooling phase while another document queued after it is actually printed.

What I'd like to know is if this behaviour may be considerate "normal"... one would expect that documents are printed in
the exact order in which they're sent to the printer, but it seems that under some circumstances, Windows tries to maximize
throughput and prints documents in the order in which they become "ready to be printed".

Thank you for your help.
Joanne Neal
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Claude Moore wrote:one would expect that documents are printed in the exact order in which they're sent to the printer
Why ?

Claude Moore wrote:under some circumstances, Windows tries to maximize throughput and prints documents in the order in which they become "ready to be printed".
You seem to have answered your own question - 'to maximize throughput'. If you've got a 100 page documented being spooled, why not print out a few 1 or 2 page documents whilst you're waiting.


Joanne
Ron McLeod
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There are printer properties which effect when and how documents are printed. For example:

Claude Moore
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Joanne, Rod,

thank you so much !!! That's enough for me.

All the best !

 
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