Printing Puff 2.1 on
Your machine is connected to a printer by parallel port:
1. Create a file PUFF.BAT in the Puff directory
with the following commands in it: VGA2LASR and PUFF
2. Change the MS-DOS properties
for Puff (if there is no PUFF.PIF file yet, create one
by right-clicking on PUFF.EXE and then "Properties")
- Program name is "Program" tab,
command line): PUFF.BAT
tab, at the bottom, deactivate
the check box for the Prt-Scr key (i.e. PrtScr
chould not be captured by Windows NT but be sent
to the application)
- 3. Start Puff by double-clicking on PUFF.PIF
(shortcut to PUFF.BAT with the MS-DOS icon). Printing
should be possible directly by hitting Shift-PrtScr (as
- Your computer is trying to print through
- For network printers or printers not supported
by VGA2LASR, only the solution through the NT clipboard will
work. Use a screen capture program which must be activated before
opening Puff. We use Corel Capture ver 5.0 or higher to capture.
It comes bundled with CorelDraw and Corel Photo Paint.
To print Puff 2.1 on
a Windows NT system connected to a network printer:
- Open Puff
- Do your simulation on the full DOS screen
- "alt-enter" will reduce it to
a small window and freeze the program
- "PrtScr" will capture the whole
screen and put it on the clipboard
- Open MS Paint (this program is frequently
bundled with NT )
- Go to "edit", then "paste"
- Click "image", "invert
- Crop and print
If you get to step #7 and can not proceed,
try the following:
- 7. Save as a 16 color bitmap
- 8. Crop" image (center and put a
box around window using the dashed-box icon) using
- "ctrl-x" or "edit"
then "cut". Click on "file", "new"
then "edit" and "paste"
- 9. Open a graphical vector editor like
"Coreldraw" (version 5 or higher)
- 10. "New graphic"
- 11. "edit" and "paste
- 12. "Effects" and "color
adjustment" then "invert"
- 13. Print to network printer
- Do steps #1-5 above
- Open Microsoft photo editor (this program
is frequently bundled with NT)
- Paste from clipboard
- Crop and paste as a new image
- Your image may be displayed in reverse
colors- go to "effects" then "negative"
- Print (dont forget to check off
"fit to page" and "landscape"
This page was last updated Decemer 15, 1998
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