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Changing Advanced Printer Properties


I was wondering if anyone out there knew how to change the advanced printer properties programatically.

I want to be able to change the advanced option 'Keep Printed Documents' to true every time I print from my application.

I don't want to have to do this manually because I want to avoid problems when future printers are added.

Thanks for any help.




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