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O&K Print Watch – Printing Actions

You can set up printing actions for any printing object (print server, printer, user, or user group). These actions are rules for processing a document sent to printing; the document may belong to a printer, user, or user group. To view or edit printing actions, use the context menu of a printer, user, or user group object in the tree on the left side of the program window (right-click the object in the tree). Select Properties in the right-click menu, and switch to the Actions tab.

* Authentication Client must be used.

The printing actions hierarchy for objects is as follows: User → User Group → Printer.

How does it work?

When a user starts printing a document, O&K Print Watch will check the printing rules defined for that user, then the rules for the group the user belongs to, and finally the rules for the printer the print job was sent to.

If no printing actions are defined for these objects, the document will be printed.

Example 1:

No printing actions are defined for the user oleg who belongs to the user group Paused Users. For that group, printing is paused (the printing action is Paused), so the print job will be paused.*

Example 2:

The user oleg is allowed to print documents (the printing action is Printed) but belongs to the user group Paused Users. For that group, printing is paused (the printing action is Paused). In this case, the rule defined for an individual user has a higher priority, so the document will be printed.*

* Unless a printing quota set for oleg or Paused Users has been exceeded.