Need DOS Screen Dump or ShftPrtScn



Michael Mills
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
I'm trying to print a graphic from a DOS Screen.

Per prior recommendations, I have reviewed "Print from DOS" by Bruce
Sanderson (good info). I have tried the program "Print Desktop". These
generally don't answer the question.

My program is a DOS program (compiled fortran) with a graphics feature (and
yes it is old). Midway through program execution, the screen is filled with
a graphic plot. The plot does not provide a 'window', taskbar; it only shows
the full screen in a graphic mode.

Normally, in DOS, Windows 3, Windows 95, ME, and 98, a "Shft-Prtscn" (screen
dump), will send the graphic image to the printer, via LPT1.

The problem I have is that Windows XP will not send the graphic to the
printer.

I have tweaked the executable file via the "properties misc" parameters.
Also per the compatibility wizard.

I know that something is happening because there is no keyboard responses
for a short period (which is an expected response). On occassion, I can get
a crude printout, but it is random, and not the nice graphic plot that is
normal.

Any help?

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
Use Alt-PrtSc to copy the image to your clipboard. Then open a graphic
program like Paint and Paste the image to the program. Then print the
image.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"Michael Mills" <MichaelMills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A55096DE-BAD1-4D6F-8FBA-D7E142F03A30@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to print a graphic from a DOS Screen.
>
> Per prior recommendations, I have reviewed "Print from DOS" by Bruce
> Sanderson (good info). I have tried the program "Print Desktop". These
> generally don't answer the question.
>
> My program is a DOS program (compiled fortran) with a graphics feature
> (and
> yes it is old). Midway through program execution, the screen is filled
> with
> a graphic plot. The plot does not provide a 'window', taskbar; it only
> shows
> the full screen in a graphic mode.
>
> Normally, in DOS, Windows 3, Windows 95, ME, and 98, a "Shft-Prtscn"
> (screen
> dump), will send the graphic image to the printer, via LPT1.
>
> The problem I have is that Windows XP will not send the graphic to the
> printer.
>
> I have tweaked the executable file via the "properties misc" parameters.
> Also per the compatibility wizard.
>
> I know that something is happening because there is no keyboard responses
> for a short period (which is an expected response). On occassion, I can
> get
> a crude printout, but it is random, and not the nice graphic plot that is
> normal.
>
> Any help?
>

Michael Mills
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Thank you for the suggestion, though it doesn't work. In the past, I have
tried a variety of programs to paste the image. The image is copied, but it
is pasted in a text format. (I don't have "Paint and Paste".)

In order to do the preceding copy and paste, it is necessary to key Alt-Tab
to select the programs. This is because the graphic is not a 'window',
rather it occupies the whole screen.

I'm still searching for a 'screen dump' to my printer.

Michael

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Use Alt-PrtSc to copy the image to your clipboard. Then open a graphic
> program like Paint and Paste the image to the program. Then print the
> image.
> --
> Cari
> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
> "Michael Mills" <MichaelMills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A55096DE-BAD1-4D6F-8FBA-D7E142F03A30@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to print a graphic from a DOS Screen.
> >
> > Per prior recommendations, I have reviewed "Print from DOS" by Bruce
> > Sanderson (good info). I have tried the program "Print Desktop". These
> > generally don't answer the question.
> >
> > My program is a DOS program (compiled fortran) with a graphics feature
> > (and
> > yes it is old). Midway through program execution, the screen is filled
> > with
> > a graphic plot. The plot does not provide a 'window', taskbar; it only
> > shows
> > the full screen in a graphic mode.
> >
> > Normally, in DOS, Windows 3, Windows 95, ME, and 98, a "Shft-Prtscn"
> > (screen
> > dump), will send the graphic image to the printer, via LPT1.
> >
> > The problem I have is that Windows XP will not send the graphic to the
> > printer.
> >
> > I have tweaked the executable file via the "properties misc" parameters.
> > Also per the compatibility wizard.
> >
> > I know that something is happening because there is no keyboard responses
> > for a short period (which is an expected response). On occassion, I can
> > get
> > a crude printout, but it is random, and not the nice graphic plot that is
> > normal.
> >
> > Any help?
> >
>
>
>
>


Need DOS Screen Dump or ShftPrtScn