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

Please note that we have now cancelled the AGM on 18th March, and also the April and May Members meetings. The June meeting is still on, and we now plan to hold our short AGM at this meeting, after the talk by Meryl Catty titled Our Newspaper Heritage.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, provided the library is open. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

20-March-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-March-2020

Committee minutes for January 2020 added to Members Area.

28-February-2020

The final tranche of 4800 baptisms for All Saints, Isleworth is added (1890 - 1919).

21-February-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

4-February-2020

A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.

27-January-2020

The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.


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