Print selected text

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycat, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    Something that i would often use in windows and i like was to printed a selected text. I would highlight the text and click print, i would then select "Print Seltected" and only the text i highlighted would print. Is there a way i can do this with my mac?
     
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Highlight the text and drag it to the desktop. It becomes a text clipping. Right click on it, and select Print. It will Print.

    I suppose if you're on the desktop, you can highlight the text clipping file and go to Finder's File -> Print, but I just tried this and crashed the Finder! I wouldn't let me log out or select windows until I relaunched Finder.
     
  3. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    After i drag the text to the desktop and try to print it my mac acts all weird. If i have Firefox or safari open for example i can select them. I cant select any app untill i delet the clip that i draged.
     
  4. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    In Firefox (and Camino), there is already an option to print selection, but to do so in any other Cocoa app, you're going to need a third-party service such as this one: http://www.osiris.laya.com/

    That likely won't apply for Carbon apps, though, unless they take advantage of the Services menu.
     
  5. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Yay! We discovered a bug. The same thing happened to me. :(
     
  6. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    Can we name it? How about we call it Bill?
     

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