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 July 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. This is our Members' meeting, and we shall be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with some reminiscing of events from long ago; and please bring a pen and paper too.

Next Fair

The next fair that we will be exhibiting at is the Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day at Aylesbury on 28th July.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 15th July from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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22-June-2018

Parish Information page updated.

22-June-2018

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-June-2018

Projects page updated.

18-May-2018

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-May-2018

Committee minutes for March added to Members Area.


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