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

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 17th January 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being remote, and members being remote or at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, to be held on Thursday 17th February 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by John Hanson titled My Ancestor didn't leave a will. Well - they should have done!.

Next Fair

None scheduled at present.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

21-January-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-January-2022

The Meetings page is amended. The January meeting will be Zoom only.

6-January-2022

The Committee minutes for November 2021 added to Members Area.

17-December-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-November-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1989, all fully indexed.


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