|" Did I make any sense." - to be honest, no!|
What do you mean by a 'text-only printer' - to me that's a typewriter (no computer), why would sending something to print offer to let you rename it? - are you talking about printing to a file - no actual printer attached? What is a 'condensed program' - definitely nothing I've heard of.
By 'have my computer redone' I take it that you mean that someone reinstalled Windows for you? Obviously it wasn't set up as your original system was because you had it set up in an unusual way. You need to either take it back to whoever reinstalled Windows and explain (better than you have here) exactly how you want it to behave, or you start using Windows print/save functions in the way they are designed - 'save' to a file; 'print' to a printer.
"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd