Re: [NTB] Print Dialog | Selection Unavailable
- Hi Chuck,
The answer to the "why" question is quite simple. Unlike version 4,
NoteTab 5 uses a third-party print engine which requires getting the
text to print before the Print dialog box or preview window is opened.
As a result, it was necessary to devise a method to determine whether to
send the whole document text or just the selection -- hence the Shift trick.
This method is actually explained in several places, including the
"Using NoteTab FAQ".
Chuck Seward wrote:
> Thank you everyone for your answers. I knew I could depend on you.
> Shift-Print is a viable option (thank you Pat), though it certainly begs the
> question, "why?" (thank you Art)! I was looking in the help file to see a
> link to further describe the Print Dialog and didn't see the remaining
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:57 AM, Art Kocsis <artkns@...> wrote:
>> Hi Chuck,
>> It seems as you are getting answers to every possible question except
>> the one you asked: Why doesn't Notetab allow me to print selected text?
>> First, thank you fro bring this up. I am not sure if I ever was aware of
>> feature but it does seem quite useful. I checked and yes, it is a default
>> option in the print dialog for NoteTab Std & Pro v4.95. And works quite
>> nicely. And the same option is displayed in Notetab Std & Pro v5.61,
>> except, as you say, it is grayed out.
>> Finding the process to "un-gray" the option was not too difficult. Go to
>> NoteTab help and search for "Print". Then heck the box at the bottom
>> of the search dialog panel for "Search previous results" (I wish Google
>> had that!), enter "select" in the search window and click "List topics"
>> Choose "File Menu" in the search results and look at "print". There
>> you will find that we now have to hold down the shift key to "un-gray"
>> the "Selection" option. Then it works as before.
>> As to why the change, I don't know. I guess we would have to ask Eric.
>> It makes no sense to me to add an extra step and roadblock to a nice
>> Hope this help.
>> At 6/18/2008 10:49 AM, you wrote:
>>> Chuck Seward wrote:
>>>> Long-time user (and lurker on these lists). I've gathered an incredible
>>>> amount of good info here!
>>>> I've been kicking around whether to present this for discussion, and
>>>> finally grown tired of the work-around. With all of this brain trust
>>>> together, mebbe, there's an answer to this!
>>>> When the Print dialog is open, the choice to only print the selected
>>> text is
>>>> "grayed out" -- yes, I have text selected. I believe I remember this
>>>> available in past iterations of NoteTab. I have a mind like a steel
>>>> (door), and I may be wrong. I can't find a mention in the Help file.
>>>> XP Pro SP2 at work, the nasty Vista at home (if I'd only known...)
>>>> NoteTab Pro 5.61/fv on both machines.
>>>> Please help,
>>> Hi Chuck,
>>> Printing options in notetab have always been a bit limited.
>>> Try getting a copy of text print. There is a library that goes with it.
>>> Here is the info from the clip:
>>> "This library was written by Fookes Software to serve as an interface to
>>> the TxtPrint program. You are free to customize it any way you like!
>>> NoteTab currently does not integrate a print-preview function. However,
>>> you can use the free TxtPrint utility from Örjan Råberg for this task.
>>> It provides print preview and, if you want, lets you print multiple
>>> pages per sheet so you can save a lot of paper. TxtPrint can be
>>> downloaded from the following link:
>>> In addition to other advantages, it allows print selection.