Just email them already. Jeez.
September 28, 2010 9:56 AM Subscribe
Looking for a PDF printer (or similar file printer) that can be used to print from remote locations.
posted by dozo to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A client of mine (small doctor's office) gets referrals from another organization (BigMed). BigMed prints these referrals to my client's network printer from over the internet (printer has local IP, the router forwards the port to the IP). This is causing a work flow issue; my client has to turn around and rescan the printed referral into their patient file (BigMed says all their partners work this way). Client wants a PDF printer installed on their server so that BigMed can just print to a shared directory for easier attaching to the patient files, which seems simple and straight forward.
I'm running into problems finding a PDF printer that will do the job. The issue is that the printer will need an IP for the port to be forwarded to, and I haven't found one that will do this. I've checked out PDFcreator, but it's only accessible to the local network and doesn't get an IP.
Can anyone else think of a way to make this work? Apparently this is the first time BigMed has even had this request and is at a loss for a way to make it work. BigMed won't email the referrals, BTW.