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Getting started

After you have successfully installed Accurate Printer Monitor, use the following simple steps to configure and run it.


Open the Accurate Printer Monitor program from the Start Menu.


At program run you get into the main program window (fig. 1.1.1), main elements of which are the main menu, the data window, the program messages list and the status bar. In the data window will be viewed formatted data processig. In the messages list are logged information, warning and error messages. The status bar shows current state of the selected data source, interface error messages and a number of bytes processed. Through the main menu, placed above the data window, you can get access to program settings ("Options/Program settings...") and from the menu "File" (fig. 1.1.2) can open an current log-file or clean the data window.



printermon - main window

Fig. 1.1.1 Main program window




Fig. 1.1.2. "File" menu item


By default (after installation), the program has not any data sources configured. If the list of data sources on the toolbar is empty, then the program will ask you to add new configuration. Otherwise, the program will fill in the list of data sources and try to start logging of data sources configured. Yes, of course, all your settings are being saved while exiting from the program and loaded while the program start.


Set-Up is as Easy as 1-2-3



Step 1. Configure one or more data sources.


Click the "Add configuration" button on the toolbar with big green plus and choose printers. The  "Printers" tab of the "Configuration options" dialog lets you configure your settings.


Step 2. Configure log file.


Select the "Log file" header in the configuration dialog window and enable logging for a necessary data direction.


Step 3. Define how you want the printers data to be parsed and translated.


The "Plug-in" button on the toolbar in the main window or "Modules" tab in the dialog window lets you specify how to parse, filter and format your data to the fit the exact format required by your application. It also lets you pre-define automatic output strings to be sent to an external device.


Now, the program process and exports data from one or multiple data sources.

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