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By dennisbv ·
I have been asked this question several times and have not found the answer. In several programs when you select print you are given the option of printing to a printer or to a file. I want to know after printing to a file how do you recover it tosay to print out later.

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by fierygod In reply to Printing to file

When you select print to file you should then be presented with a window asking for where, and under what name you want to file to be created. By default windows will create a .prn file. From here if the printer is local, you can copy the file to the printer via the dos prompt (ie. copy file.prn lpt1). If it is a network printer, you may be able to capture the port and send the file, but this does not always work. There is a freeware utility I have used to send the file to a network printer, called Send to Printer available from http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/

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by SyscoKid In reply to Printing to file

If youprint it to a file, all you need to do is remember the path and the filename. Say you printed to a file; you have to name the file (or possibly your program gives it a default filename, which it should tell you). Say you name it myfile.txt.
The program should also show you what folder you are saving it to, or allow you to select your on choice. Say C:\My Documents.

The file will then be forever available as C:\My Documents\myfile.txt.

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