Solved How do I get Gadwin Printscreen to print?

September 28, 2015 at 14:02:52
Specs: Windows 7
I've downloaded Gadwin Printscreen 5.4.2 free to my PC running Win 7. It captures the screen shot I want, but I can't see how to get it to print on the printer.

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September 30, 2015 at 02:23:44
Hurrah! Success! It was a question of "Doh"! on my part. When the preview of the screenshot comes up on the screen it is "live". I thought that it was just a picture and that any operation, such as "print" was to be found elsewhere. Of course I couldn't find the print operation - until I hovered the mouse over the screenshot and found that it was "live" i.e. that there were operations available on the screenshot itself. The green Tick mark (I think you call it a Check mark) in the top left of the screenshot is the operation to allow you to "continue to output". In fact, the operations are not actually part of the screenshot (i.e. it does not appear as part of the printout) they are just outside the screenshot but within the total frame of the preview. This I had not realised, because I viewed it as a part-screen not full screen mode. It is more obvious in full screen mode. My previous version of Printscreen had a much more obvious way of proceeding - even in part-screen mode. Oddly enough things have changed over time - funny I was not aware of this phenomenon! It was a question of "shouting before I was hurt" as my Dad would have said. Anyway, I've got it to work. "God is in His heaven and all's right with the world"! Thanks to my respondents who caused me to think that I should look a little closer before "drawing stumps" (an English cricket expression meaning to finish and go home - just in case it's not familiar States-side!)
Best wishes
Bobyk


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September 28, 2015 at 16:13:07
Did you save the screen capture to a file after capturing the screen? Or, do you just want to print without saving?

According to their website, all you need to do is click on the "Destination" tab, and you can select the action to take.

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September 28, 2015 at 17:15:05
If you saved it to a file then you should get a print option when double clicking it as usual.

If it gives you too much hassle there are plenty of free screen capture programs to choose from. For various reasons I chose this small one (years ago):
http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/m...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 29, 2015 at 02:36:51
Hi Jennifer/Derek,
Thanks for your replies. I had the Options set to both Saving to File and sending to Printer. Having looked again this morning (10am here) I find that there was an image saved to the file location (My Screen Shots), but it was not an image of my screen, it was of a couple of flowers. I tried again to save my screen and I see that it has saved the same two flowers to My Screen Shots folder, so I now have two flower pictures in this folder. I right mouse clicked on the more recent flowers picture and selected Print. It printed a blank sheet on my printer. Incidentally, there does not seem to be a Destination Tab anywhere! Something is fundamentally wrong. My previous version, Gadwin Print Screen 4.6.0.0 worked like a dream - and it did have a Destination button. I was using Win XP then (a week or so ago) and have just changed to Win 7, so I have to re-load all my programs. Gadwin Print Screen 5.4.2 is just the latest in a long line of re-loads! I am pretty sure I downloaded the correct (free) version because it does not describe itself as "Pro" and doesn't ask for payment or that there is a limited time use before paying. It is also 32bit, same as my Win 7 version. It downloaded as a zip file, which I double clicked in the Downloads folder and it unpacked and loaded ok as far as I could see. So I am baffled!

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September 29, 2015 at 02:38:42
This message redundant as I've edited the corrections (Gadwin 5.4.2) in the previous message!

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September 30, 2015 at 02:23:44
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Hurrah! Success! It was a question of "Doh"! on my part. When the preview of the screenshot comes up on the screen it is "live". I thought that it was just a picture and that any operation, such as "print" was to be found elsewhere. Of course I couldn't find the print operation - until I hovered the mouse over the screenshot and found that it was "live" i.e. that there were operations available on the screenshot itself. The green Tick mark (I think you call it a Check mark) in the top left of the screenshot is the operation to allow you to "continue to output". In fact, the operations are not actually part of the screenshot (i.e. it does not appear as part of the printout) they are just outside the screenshot but within the total frame of the preview. This I had not realised, because I viewed it as a part-screen not full screen mode. It is more obvious in full screen mode. My previous version of Printscreen had a much more obvious way of proceeding - even in part-screen mode. Oddly enough things have changed over time - funny I was not aware of this phenomenon! It was a question of "shouting before I was hurt" as my Dad would have said. Anyway, I've got it to work. "God is in His heaven and all's right with the world"! Thanks to my respondents who caused me to think that I should look a little closer before "drawing stumps" (an English cricket expression meaning to finish and go home - just in case it's not familiar States-side!)
Best wishes
Bobyk

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September 30, 2015 at 06:34:17
Glad to hear you got it sorted and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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