Patent Number: 7,088,462

Title: Print manager having a user interface for specifying how documents are directed to print devices

Abstract: An operating system provides an interface that allows the user to assign printers for use when a print job having one or more specific attributes has been submitted. The one or more specific attributes of a print job may include the identity of the application generating the print job, the file type being printed, one or more features of the print job, the presence or absence of color, the page size, the number of pages, the draft quality specified, the paper stock selected, and combinations thereof. The attributes of the print job are identified by the operating system after receiving the print job, and the print jobs are directed to the appropriate printer by looking up the identified attributes in user-customized printer assignments.

Inventors: Bhogal; Kulvir Singh (Fort Worth, TX), Ishmael, Jr.; Nizam (Austin, TX), Jameossanaie; Javid (Austin, TX), Sidhu; Mandeep Singh (Plfugerville, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018