[futurebasic] re: LOCAL FN PrintThisWindow

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From: Bowerbird@...
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 02:21:12 EST
deb said:
>   I don't know where this originated from 
>   so I can't give proper credit, but thanks to whomever.

it came from staz, of course.

i was about to post the same routine,
so thanks for saving me the trouble.

works like a charm, if that's what your need is.

i've put a lot of thought into 
transferring the screen to paper
-- it's one of the essential questions
in thinking about electronic books,
the conflict between
the landscape monitor
and the portrait page --
and the best solution to my mind is
to print the screens 2-up on a page.

accumulate your first "picthndl&" into a global
as the top half of the page, and when you get 
a second one as the bottom, slap them together.

it may be necessary to reduce the screenshots a bit to fit,
but you should be using 14-point-type minimally on-screen,
so the reduction generally takes the print point-size to about 12,
and that's a size that looks good at the higher resolution of print.

-bowerbird
p.s.  if you want to grow your screenshots rather than reduce 'em,
and you don't mind printing landscape, that's another possible route.