Managing Print Jobs
Managing Print Jobs in Windows 3.1
Your Windows printer software includes two management utilities:
the Spool Manager and Despooler.
The Spool Manager starts automatically when you send a job to
the printer. It allows you to print in the background while you
continue to work on your computer and to hold jobs to print at a
later time. If you're using your printer on a network, it also
handles multiple print jobs that come in at the same time. See
the next section for details.
The Despooler also starts automatically when you send a job to
the printer. It displays on your screen to provide printer status
Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager works like the Windows Print Manager. When
you send a job to your printer, your printer software creates a
temporary print job file, stores it in the C:\TEMP or
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP directory, and assigns it to a print queue. The
software then sends the file to your printer at the right time.
Checking Printer Status
for details on the