How do I print the screen from DOS?

Question

I have an Address Book program from the 1980's. Due to its age, the printer options available are outdated. Is there a software program available that will print the screen when I am in DOS. I know there is one for Windows.

Sincerely,

H Lee Pickering

Answer

This question was answered on September 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can configure your DOS apps to print directly to a printer:

- Right click on the exe and create a shortcut.

- Right click on the shortcut and select Properties Select the Misc tab and clear the PrtSc check box.

- Click OK

- Place the shortcut in your start menu.

When you click this shortcut, your DOS application will capture the Print Scrn key and print directly to your printer.

For software, check out: http://oak.oakland.edu/simcgi-bin/dosfind.cgi?printscreen software

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 22, 1999