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CPU (Code Printing Utility) - A nice to have Source Code Printing Utility.

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CPU (Code Printing Utility) - A source code printing utility that gives a clear view of your source code.

Sample Image - cpu_screen.gif



The CPU (Code printing Utility) is a source code printing utility designed by a Programmer for Programmers to save time and money. It takes care of formating and printing your source code while you concentrate on writing code. Therefore it saves your time. It prints upto 94 lines per page, 130 characters per line and both sides of the page, so it saves upto about 75% of your paper thereby saves money. It can speak and understand any language as long as your code is a text file. That means you may print source code of any language like C, C++, Visual Basic, Cobol, Algol, PL/SQL, Transact SQL and many others. You can print even any text file as well. The print out gives you the complete picture of your source, easy to read, lot of information in one page.

The CPU is especially helpful for people using network printer. In a network environment, from the print out, it is impossible to identify the owner, and usually mixed up with the print out of other people. The CPU has solution for that. It prints user name, page number, filename, date time etc. in the title bar of each page. So it is easy to identify the owner and will not mixed up as the print out have filename and page number.

How to use it

Please note that this utility works ONLY with laser printer(HP LeserJet III or higher or compatible).

Follow the following steps to print your source code:
Step1: Select a source code or text file by clicking on "Select File" button.
Step2: Enter your name in the "User Name" text box (Optional).
Step3: Click on "Create Image" button to create the image file.
          It will create an image file in the same directory as the source file.
          An extension .cpu will be added to the new file name.
Step4: Finally click on "Print" button.

Please note that not all the options are available in this demo version. Full version is still under development. UNIX version is available.



Legal/Illegal Notice:

The CPU (Code Printing Utility) is copy righted product and intended for personal use only not for corporate use. It's not illegal to distribute it to your friends, however you are not allowed to sell it or bundle it with any other products. This is a trial product and may not have all the functionality or options. It may expire after a certain number of use or period.The product is believed to be bug free, however author does not take any responsibility of breaking you hardware or software or anyware in any way.


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralHaha Pinmemberswinefeaster29-Jun-02 22:12 
GeneralUseful utilites.... PinmemberAdamH3-Jun-02 23:21 
QuestionWho would really need such a tool? PinmemberTak3-Jun-02 8:54 
AnswerRe: Who would really need such a tool? Pinmembermatrowang19-Jul-03 4:53 
GeneralCodeJet Pinmemberbrad W3-Jun-02 7:26 
GeneralRe: CodeJet PinmemberPhilippe Lhoste4-Jun-02 3:14 
GeneralUnuseable PinmemberClaudius Mokler3-Jun-02 5:50 
Generalwhat's this? demo's on CP ? ... PinmemberMario M.3-Jun-02 0:45 
GeneralRe: what's this? demo's on CP ? ... PinmemberAnonymous3-Jun-02 4:49 
GeneralRe: what's this? demo's on CP ? ... PinmemberChristian Graus3-Jun-02 13:40 
GeneralRe: what's this? demo's on CP ? ... PinmemberPhilippe Lhoste4-Jun-02 3:00 
GeneralActually this is not needed. PinmemberPrem Kumar2-Jun-02 23:30 
GeneralRe: Actually this is not needed. PinmemberAnonymous3-Jun-02 0:44 
GeneralRe: Actually this is not needed. PinmemberThomas Freudenberg3-Jun-02 2:20 
GeneralInstead of spending money with this PinmemberDaniel Turini2-Jun-02 22:34 
GeneralRe: Instead of spending money with this PinmemberChristian Graus2-Jun-02 22:49 
GeneralRe: Instead of spending money with this PinmemberAnonymous3-Jun-02 5:10 
GeneralRe: Instead of spending money with this PinmemberChristian Graus3-Jun-02 13:40 
GeneralRe: Instead of spending money with this PinmemberTim Smith3-Jun-02 13:53 
GeneralRe: Instead of spending money with this PinmemberEd Gadziemski3-Jun-02 15:30 
Generala2ps PinmemberAnonymous2-Jun-02 21:57 
GeneralRe: a2ps Pinmemberpeterchen3-Jun-02 1:31 
QuestionWhen did you print code the last time? PinmemberAndreas Saurwein2-Jun-02 21:45 
AnswerRe: When did you print code the last time? PinmemberWilliam E. Kempf3-Jun-02 11:59 
GeneralRe: When did you print code the last time? PinmemberChristian Daschill27-Jun-02 4:29 

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