How can I print to file (simple output) from the print dialog? Not PDF or PostScript
I do quite a bit of work in virtual terminal (SSH) and I tend to pull enormous amounts of data that need to be saved to a *.txt file. This needs to have ZERO formatting, as it is simply data extracted from a data base (CSV, tab delimited, etc). This information is then formatting through the use of other applications (excel, access, etc). By zero formatting i mean, no text wrap, nothing! It needs to be a text based pure database output.
I cannot use Print to PDF
I cannot use Print to PostScript
both of these include formatting, and erroneous data that would require me many hours to clean up the data by hand. On a Windows based PC you can simply install a "Print to File" printer through your printer setup menu.
I've spent many hours searching online and other seem to need this same exact type of output.
The closest thing i've been able to do is create an automator file that upon printing converts the PDF into a text file. This doesn't work as it retains the formatting per the original PDF document. This also doesn't seem to help as some outputs are 30mb in size.
If anybody could assist with this that would be awesome. Thanks!
It looks as though you need a netgear router to use this and we have a btinternet router so it won't work
October 11, 2015
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The word is that this suggestion will work with any router.
I did not see the brother printer listed.
List of supported AirPrinters.
printing to a non-airprinter from an iPad
To print from the iPad, your going to have to install some more software:
-- install a printer app on the ipad. many printer makers have iPad applications for their printers. Look in the app store
-- install enabling software on a computer which you have connected the printer
For a comprehensive list of links, see Texas Mac Man list:
iPad Print Applications supplied by printer manufactures -- usually free:
Helper app -- /print n share
Print directly to the widest range of network or WiFi printers available in any app. Alternatively print via your computer to ALL printers including USB & Bluetooth printers. View read and display large PDF, Office & iWork files. Easily transfer & store files from the Cloud or your computer.
Software for your computer's printer:
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