Purpose: Provides a way to print contents of a graphics screen
After using this command, pressing Shift + PrtSc (or calling for a
using some application programs) prints the screen contents on the
graphics mode (printer must be capable of printing in graphics mode). If
display is currently in 320 by 200 color/graphics mode, and if you are
graphics printer, the screen will be printed with up to four shades of
the display is currently in 640 by 200 color/graphics mode, the screen
will be printed sideways.
You can also print the contents of the screen from a program. Use the
In graphics mode, printing will take considerably longer.
The printer capabilities will change with different
combinations; however, the setting for this option will generally be as
COLOR1 - IBM-compatible color printer with black ribbon
COLOR4 - IBM-compatible color printer (standard four color ribbon)
COLOR8 - IBM-compatible color printer (special four color ribbon)
HYDEFAULT - Any Hewlett-Packard PCL printer
DESKJET - A Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer
COMPACT - IBM-compatible compact graphics printer (versions before 4)
GRAPHICS - IBM-compatible graphics printer, Proprinter, Pageprinter, or
GRAPHICSWIDE - IBM-compatible ProPrinter or Quietwriter with 11 inch
(DOS Version s 4 and 5)
LASERJET - A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer (DOS Version 5 and
LASERJETII - A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II printer (DOS Version 5 and
PAINTJET - A Hewlett-Packard PaintJet printer (DOS Version 5 and
QUIETJET - A Hewlett-Packard QuietJet printer (DOS Version 5 and
QUIETJETPLUS - A Hewlett-Packard QUIETJet Plus printer (DOS Version 5
RUGGEDWRITER - A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriter printer (DOS Version 5
RUGGEDWRITERWIDE - A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriterWide printer (DOS
THERMAL - An IBM PC-convertible Thermal printer (DOS Version 3.3 and
THINKJET - A Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer (DOS Version 5 and
profile - Specifies the name of the file that provides information
printer you`re using.
/B - Prints the background in color using a graphics printer with a
ribbon (use /COLOR4 or /COLOR8 option as the printer option).
/R - Reverses the print output to print white on black (as seen on
/LCD - Prints from a LCD-type of computer screen.
/PB:(id) - Sets the size and shape of the printed image (id is LCD or
/C - Prints the image so that it is centered on the paper working with
image resolution of 640 x 200 (no longer available in DOS Version 6).
/F - Prints a 320 x 200 image by rotating it 90 degrees and printing it
sideways. (This option is available in DOS Versions 3.2 and 3.3 only;
available in the IBM version of DOS).
P=port - Sets the printer port used when you press the Shift + PrtSc
combination (1, 2, or 3). If you do not specify this option, DOS will