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 17th May 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Eizabeth Owen titled How can memorabilia help with family history?.

Next Fair

The next fair that we will be exhibiting at is The Name Event, to be held at the ILEX Exhibition Centre, Earls Court on 5th and 6th May. Do please drop in and say 'Hello'.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st April from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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Meetings page updated.

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Contacts page updated.

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7-March-2018

Committee minutes for January added to Members Area.

6-March-2018

Fairs page updated.


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