Solved Printing screen in dos probram

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July 5, 2016 at 23:42:33
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How do I print my computer screen
I have a old dos program (check) that I run on my old dell computer (running XP) that is programed to print with a dot matrix printer.As I don't have one anymore I would like to capture the data on the screen and convert it to a onother format like a dot. or PDF that I can print on my bubble jet printer. I can't use the ctrl -c / ctrl -v function as at the bottom of every page there is "press any key to move on " which activates before the ctrl -c works.
Hope someone can help.

Regards Ancient.


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#1
July 6, 2016 at 04:39:03
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Can't you just use the Print Screen key (might be marked PrtSc) then paste it into Word or whatever Word Processor program you have onboard?

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#2
July 6, 2016 at 13:21:54
Sir,

Redirect The Standard Output To File.
For Example, In DOS Environment/Command Line, You Can Type:
DIR > OUTPUT.TXT <PRESS ENTER>
">" Redirects Output To The "OUTPUT.TXT" File.
Replace "DIR" Command With Name Of Program and Send Output to a File (OUTPUT.TXT or Any).

Note:
In This Method, You Can't See "Press Any Key ..." Message, And The Program Will Wait For Your Action (Press A Key).

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#3
July 6, 2016 at 22:04:52
Have you tried the 'print screen' key (it might be <shift> print screen) as Derek mentions?

Otherwise it sounds like you need a dos screen capture program that saves in pdf. This is the first hit in a "screen capture" software "dos" pdf google search:

http://www.free-screen-capture.com/...


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#4
July 7, 2016 at 00:46:54
Thank you all for your replies. The print screen and paste works fine so I went with that one.
THANKS AGAIN

Regards Ancient.



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#5
September 29, 2016 at 06:38:42
I have an old DOS program too. I have to print dozen small reports everyday and this is real headache for me.

I copy-and-paste each screen to my image editor, compose images one between another, replace black color of DOS program background to white by myself and print all document at least. This is madness.

Can anyone suggest me easier way to print DOS reports?


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#6
September 29, 2016 at 09:16:06
BaddySol2010

I think you might do better to post your query on the Programming forum. In any event few helpers will be watching this old post now and it is not quite the same question.

They might have some way of collecting the text with a batch file.

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#7
October 7, 2016 at 03:06:02
It seems you need to replace your DOS application with a modern software.

By the way years ago I tested a lot of special utilities for DOS printing support: printfil, dosprn, dosprint etc. Results were not very impressive.

At last I choose a dosprn ( http://www.dosprn.com ) utility for my customer. It could print DOS reports directly and supported PrintScreen feature. And it was the most inexpensive between competitors. It is not a magnificent but it worked at me.


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