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Re: Printing Roots 3
Posted by: Melissa Date: November 05, 1999 at 14:55:11
In Reply to: Re: Printing Roots 3 by Moran, John of 11492

John,

Good suggestion for going to a word processor. In the June '91 version of ROOTS III (the final release), you could print RTF reports. Let's see if I can remember how to do this. :-)

Go to the Report window and tab to the printer field. Press F8 until you get a blank line (or in some cases, it might say something like TEST.TXT). Enter a valid path and file name. For example, if you want to create a Rich Text Format file in the "My Documents" folder on the C: drive, you might enter something like:

C:\MYDOCU~1\REPORT.RTF

Note that in the above case, the "my documents" folder has been shortened to the 8 character abbreviation and the file will be called REPORT.RTF. You can give the file any name you choose as long as you enter the correct extension. Use RTF for Rich Text Format reports when you're going to Word. If you're going to WordPerfect, use the .WPD or .WPT extensions. If you just want a text file, use .TXT.

If you've got an earlier version of ROOTS III, then you can't print to RTF, but you can print to WordPerfect or print a text file. If you're not sure what version you're using, look at the date of the OVL files in the ROOTS3 directory. If any of them are dated after June 1991, then you've got the latest version and can export to RTF.

Note that the reports are formatted in RTF and WordPerfect files for older word processors, so there may be a bit of formatting to do once the files are in the word processor -- but it should work.

--Melissa


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