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Encyclopedia > Virtual printer

A virtual printer is a piece of computer software whose user interface and API resemble that of a printer driver, but which is not connected with a physical computer printer. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... API may refer to: In computing, application programming interface In petroleum industry, American Petroleum Institute In education, Academic Performance Index This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In computers, a printer driver is a piece of software that converts the data to be printed to the form specific to a printer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

When a user requests that a document be "printed" by a virtual printer, then instead of having the document printed on paper or other material, the underlying software would process its contents in some other way, often resulting in a file being produced or the information being transmitted. A computer file is a collection of information that is stored in a computer system and can be identified by its full path name. ...

Typical uses of virtual printers include:



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