Printing from Terminal-Like App

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
We use this custom application that pops up a 3270-like terminal screen and displays the information we need.  I want to be able to print that information.  There is no Print option in the program...

So if I ctrl-A and copy the text to wordpad, it is all green and completely mis-formatted.  Any ideas how I could get that text (and sometimes you have to scroll down to get it all so a Print Screen won't do it) and copy it for printing?

Much thanks.

Question by:dougp23
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    Expert Comment

    Hello dougp23,

    What about Screen copy (Windows Print Screen Key) ?

    You press the Print Screen Key
    Open Wordpad
    Menu Edit -> Paste  (or right click and paste)

    Generaly you've better printing with landscape.

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    Expert Comment

    If you have to scroll down, you can print screen 2 times. Print screen first then scroll down and print screen again and merge those captured screen.
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    Author Comment

    Sometimes the screen may return pages of info, so print screen would be way too cumbersome.  

    We tried it though!
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    Accepted Solution

    Some Ultra Editor allow you to auto arrange, pad column like UltraEdit :
    or Vedit (Pad lines to same length) :

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    Expert Comment

    Thanks for the poins! Happy new year!

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