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Now I only can get actual page count from querying print job attribute after print job finishes. I found that page count increases on "localhost:631/jobs" during printing.

What I want is get page count before the first page is printed, because I want tell printer this data before sending any print data.

  • Could you please inform printer(s) model(s), operating system(s), client application, and specially how do you intend to ‘tell the printer’ the name of pages, and why? – lfd May 14 '18 at 15:12
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This would only be possible with a postscript/PDF document, where your document's pagination information is passed to the device. Otherwise, you won't know this information ahead of time.

I encounter this on production and unattended printing systems when I need collation or stapling features. Those functions don't work without having an accurate page count.

Can you explain what you're trying to accomplish, the printers involved, the application and OS?

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