hi -liting part of a thread from EO and printing off that imfo

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hi there
has anyone else noticed that of late when someone gives advice in a thread or part of and you hi -lite the section of interest for example how to repair something
/or how to wire up a dual battery or redarc or the best nextg mobile ph/laptop /mapping system for travelling with etc etc
i have found that the current EO system wont allow one to run a hard copy off the thread or part of and this then makes it very difficult as i have had to manually write it all down as i dont have wi-fi where i could take my laptop out to the item being checked in the shed etc
i'm not into down loading theads and stealing stuff off here to sell and/ or profit from and find it a real bummer all you get now is the heading printed off the item and the rest is blank
there seems to be a block of some sort on this procedure
i have not altered or changed anything on my computor to cause this to happen
so i'm curious to know if anyone else has noticed this
cheers
barry
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Reply By: Life Member - esarby (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:01

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:01
Barry.

It is quiet easy. Just sit down for a minute, have a cold one and read this.

hi there
has anyone else noticed that of late when someone gives advice in a thread or part of and you hi -lite the section of interest for example how to repair something

Just highlight what you want to print out. Hit CTL C. Then open you printer page and hit CTL V. Then print out you copy.

Make sure you only have one tinnie before you attempt this. LOL

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:25

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:25
hi esarby
thanks for your help
followed your instructions and it printed off my own part of the thread but your section came out blank apart from the word
cold !
perhaps yor instructions only work for drinkers ???? lol
i dont drink beer or wine for health reasons
i have been using my current laptop without any problems since buying it new just on 12 months ago and my old computor prior to that since before i joined eo and have never ever had this problem when downloading an item for personel use
no one else uses my laptop and as said nothing has been tampered with or altered and havent changed my printer setting either which is only 7 months old and has been working a1 up to last wek-end when i first noticed the problem
so i'll just keep trying to suss it out
thanks again
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:01

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:01
I think it must be your computer Mazcan. I just printed out this page fine.

You may also try highlighting the area you want then pasting it in word or similar then printing that.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - esarby (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:03

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:03
BooBook. Strange how two minds work at the same time.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:17

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:17
if all else fails you can copy the whole page, we use it a lot for tricky program steps and prepairing instruction books for POS operations and programs operations.........
Its called "Screen Capture" ......
1) Open up a blank MS Word doc...
2) Go back to the page you want to record the details off..
3) Hold down the Ctrl key and hit the "Print Screen"/Sys Rq key ...
4) Go back to the word doc and hold the cursor over the word doc and right click the mouse and and hit "paste"....
The exact copy of screen details will be now on the word doc as seen by you, you can crop or do what you like from there on in ........

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:14

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:14
hi joe and mel
thanks for your advice
i dont have dedicated word doc on this laptop it came with a very limited version
i never used word doc much on my old desktop so havent worried about putting it on here
cheers
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:49

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:49
Mazcan

3 free options - alternatives to Office.

I can recommend OpenOffice. Suspect Google requires a Google sign up and they have an 'interesting' approach to privacy. Don't know the third app on the list (Abiword) but reading web reviews it appears to be fairly widely used and recommended.

Good thing about word processors is that you can copy/paste/edit and format to your heart's content. Even make one big file of useful hints.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:18

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:18
Hi Barry just printed off your post no problems at all. Also if I click on the underlined redarc that is displayed properly as well and should print off easily as well.

Could be just the way your computer is set-up at the moment? mine does weird stuff after I've cleared outthe History folders or had a Java script upgrade.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:32

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 15:32
hi duncan
after reading your reply i recall having an auto upgrade the other day and another one that i manually activated so thanks i will go back and look into to them one was in ref to security
thank for the pointers
cheers
barry
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:23

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 16:23
Hi

I just use File - Print - and print to Adobe PDF. PDF file created - easy. Suppose that requires Adobe to be installed - not sure if the free Adobe Reader would do ..I have Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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Reply By: DesF - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 18:14
Hi, in those cases I just bring up the screen you want , then press " Print Screen" then open "Paint" , then "Edit", then "Paste".and what was on the screen will appear, then " File " , Save As, and save it where ever you like.

I then open it in " Office Picture Manager" and crop etc , untill it is what you want

As you said you need it down the shed, I than transfer it on a Memory stick to the laptop and away you go .
Cheers Des.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:01

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:01
I just highlight what I want printed, copy that into LibreOffice Writer and print that document. (LibreOffice - the free replacement for M$ Office.)



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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 20:37

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 20:37
hi thanks everyone
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 08:41

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 08:41
If you are running Windows then you have Notepad and Word Pad on your system. All Microsoft products.

Just copy and paste to one of these and then print. You are only needing the text in most cases so problem solved. If you need a picture it may even work there otherwise do what the thread reply said above and copy into Paint. (another Microsoft program).

No need to download any other programs.


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Reply By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:54

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:54
If you are using Win7 then use the windows 'Snipping Tool' , you'll find it in your programmes menu.
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:54

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:54
G'day Barry,

This is the method that I use, just highlight the text that you want to copy, right mouse click on it, copy and paste into a word document.

I use this method on several forums to retain information that I find interesting and useful.

Regards
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