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Synonyms for spool

a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

Synonyms

transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

wind onto a spool or a reel

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The print spooler performs two key functions: managing the print queue and sending print jobs to the printer.
I should have closed the book, but it was interesting and I started reading about the print spooler. It comes set to off.
Formerly called LaserShare print spooler, the AppleShare Print Server Version 2.0 concurrently supports any combination of up to five networked LaserWriter, ImageWriter or third-party printers.
Graphic Enterprises also released its Windows NT-based Graphic Universal SubSystem, output management software that combines the functions of OPI server, Mac/PC/Unix/Novell network print spooler and print job routermultiplexor.
If the printer runs out of paper it jams, wearing large holes in the paper before managing to print on the platen, the best print spooler known, at about twenty lines of print-out per revolution.
Proofs are generated on Apple LaserWriters controlled by a Mac IIsi accting as a print spooler.
It is possible to perform some tasks in the background by, for example, printing the data via the print spooler, thus freeing the terminal quickly for other tasks, although it is not truly multitasking.
Picture pages can then be sent to a proofer or print spooler for immediate, delayed or queued output.
SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux monitors the status of print spoolers and daemons as well as servers, network and data to ensure maximum uptime and utmost accessibility to print servers.
Windows NT services (file shares, print spoolers, etc.) are deployed over several general-purpose servers [Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and Backup Domain Control (BDC)] with line of business applications residing on dedicated application servers (Exchange, SQL Server, IIS, etc.).
Conventionally designed print spoolers degrade PC processing speeds and slow actual printing in order to free the computer from the printing task.