Print without printing?

Hey folks, first I'm sorry if this question is in the wrong spot.

Here is the situation, my office uses a Kyocera KM40-50i we print a lot of documents only to scan them back into the system and fax them off as PDFs. I am looking to cut our time and waste so I am wondering if any of you would have a solution where I can do something like Print the document directly to a folder without actually printing it, or is there a way to print it as a fax without sending it as an iFax to an email adress as that is not HIPPA compliant. Thanks in advance for any help and sorry if I dont respond quickly.
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  1. Oh I forgot, I should also specify I have to use print as the program we are using does not have an export tool that displays the data as cleanly as printing it does.
  2. There are any number of programs that will let you print to PDF. MS Office since 2007 can also save as PDF (you may need to install an add-in). Acrobat Standard and Professional have it (the Adobe PDF print driver is likely to work better than the PDFMaker tool), and various other "free" or low-cost utilities (e.g. bioPDF, Nitro, others) can do it as well.

    Edit: if you're using some specific other program, the Adobe PDF print driver installed with Acrobat Standard or Professional (not the free Reader) will work for you.
  3. If you have Windows 7 you can use XPS viewer. Just print to XPS like you would with a regular printer. The you can convert the XPS file to PDF.
  4. http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp

    I've been using this program for about three years now, and never had an issue with it. It actually installs as a printer. When you hit Print, you just select it, and it will then allow you to save it as a PDF.
  5. runswindows95 said:
    http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp

    I've been using this program for about three years now, and never had an issue with it. It actually installs as a printer. When you hit Print, you just select it, and it will then allow you to save it as a PDF.


    ^This! I use CutePDF myself. Just a heads up, though, you may need the GS driver too.
    For what it's worth, the native XPS writer in 7 is pretty solid, too.
  6. Clouce said:
    Oh I forgot, I should also specify I have to use print as the program we are using does not have an export tool that displays the data as cleanly as printing it does.


    A network fax driver?
  7. The printer in question supports print to fax natively. Having had a look you can download the software from here:

    http://www.kyoceramita.co.uk/index/products/download_centre.false.driver.KM4050._.EN.html#


    It's under software and not drivers. You should then just be able to get the users to print, select the contact and it will appear on the clients fax machine.
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