Alphatronics, Inc.
Print to file
Printing to file rather than directly to a printer enables a user to capture the printer stream for a document. There are several reasons a user may want to do this:

The resulting file is generally in a proprietary format created by the driver.

It is possible the file will only work on the model of printer in which the driver was designed because of special features of the printer.

Most new printers are backward compatible with printers the manufacturer has made in the past.

For this reason, it is usually best when printing to file, to use the driver for an older model of printer based on the same printer language, that supports the paper sizes and some of the features you will also use on the newer printer.

Examples of older printer drivers are:

To enable printing to file, there are 4 ways to accomplish this: