Printing to file

When we go to Family History Fairs we sometimes go with a printer, but often not. The Data Search facility is designed to enable a log to be captured of entries that a visitor to the fair may be interested in, but how to capture the log as a file that can then be emailed to the visitor?

The log is created as a web page, designed so that printing the log is as simple as printing a web page, but what can you do if you don't have a printer attached? Your internet browser offers a 'Print to File' option, but that will produce a .prn file. Although the .prn file can easily be attached to an email these files are old technology and are not intended to be printed on a printer attached to your PC by USB cable.

Much the better option during the printing of the web page is to use the drop down list of your printers, and from there select 'Microsoft print to PDF' or similar option. Similar to the 'Print to file' option this then enables you to name the PDF file to receive the printed output. The PDF file can then easily be attached to an email and sent to whoever needs it, and it will easily be printed on a USB printer.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by John Symons titled DNA: The Story Continues.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Richmond Full of Life Fair at RFU Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, Middx on Friday 4th October.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st September from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

13-September-2019

MI photos are here. See the MIs coverage page. Members can now see images of gravestones at three recently completed churches.

5-September-2019

Committee minutes for July 2019 added to Members Area.

28-August-2019

Our latest movie is The Society at the London Family History Show, Sandown Park Racecourse.

16-August-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-August-2019

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Sunbury-on-Thames are added.


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