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    Wanda Friesen
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    Default how so I print these posts?

    I would like to be able to print these posts, aligning the entire text on the pages? I've tried a few different things...print to file, printing landscape; but still, the larger the page number, the more the text runs off of the left side.

    I'm running Windows 98.

    Thanks!
    Wanda

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    "Certified" Alphaholic Stan Mathews's Avatar
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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    Tried landscape and legal paper?

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    Selig Starr
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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    If I understand youe question, try saving a post as
    a text file and use your text processor to edit it.
    You can read it offline or print it.

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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    I hightlight the text I want to copy by dragging the mousie over it and paste it into the word processor. Do not copy the header info but type that yourself if you want that info as the word porcessor will have code showing the whole thing as a table format (word perfect) and you can't edit it unless you delete the codes.

    It works great for me and I can print out the sheet, save it as a document or dump it into a database with a field for identifying its use for a form, report, QBF, whatever.

    kenn

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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    Why not use Alpha. Build a database with a table containing date, title and memo.

    Right click the message and select all, copy and paste to your memo field.

    Prepare a report to print or preview all or selected memos. You can store unlimeted favourite messages to view off line.

    Michael

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    Selig Starr
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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    Wanda,
    Let me amplify my reply of yesterday.

    I routinely save posts as follows:
    file/save as/filename

    I save the result in text format (not rich text)

    I then edit it with a text processor.

    You have to delete the "front" garbage before you get to
    the actual messages. This is easy.

    The problem with some posts is the number of responses
    and the indenting. This may send lots of stuff way out
    to the right so that it probably won't print "normally".

    However, if you are adept in a word processor you "pull"
    pieces to the left so that it will all fit on a normal
    size page. Of course you mave several pages.

    The advantage of this method is twofold:
    1. You can delete parts of the post of no interest to you,
    such as extraneous comments and possibly erroneous
    info. That is you just keep the meat of the responses
    which you can then print for reference etc.
    2. You will a file copy if you choose to retain it.

    The process is easy. try it.

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    Wanda Friesen
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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    G'morning...

    Yes, I tried everything suggested above...except that I didn't look beyond the front-end garbage...thanks, Selig, for that hint. Now, back to my problem of a calculation w/4 dates that may be blank. How exciting - I can print all the replies out and review them.

    Thanks again for all the responses.
    Wanda

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    Default RE: how so I print these posts?

    Wanda,

    I simply save them as an HTM file ('myownfilename.htm') in a special directory I've created just for these messages.

    This doesn't change the indents. In fact, it leaves everything the same except that it doesn't copy any graphic files. (There may be a way to set a browser to either save the graphics or not but I prefer not to.)

    I can view them any time by just double clicking on the filename to automatically open the browser. And, this is very fast because I don't need to do ANY cutting and pasting or other modification of the file.

    Cal

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