Using PRINT SCREEN with Graphics and HP Printers (69659)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 4.01
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q69659


SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN cannot be used to print a graphics display screen with a laser printer using the MS-DOS Graphics command in version 4.0. However, Hewlett-Packard (HP) does provide a utility called HPSCREEN that supports screen dumps from HP Vectra, IBM PC/XT/AT/PS2, and 100-percent Vectra compatibles. The following display adapters and printers are supported:
   Display Modes       Printers

   VGA                 LaserJet Series II, IID, IIP, III
   EGA                 LaserJet, LaserJet Plus, LaserJet 500 Plus,
                       LaserJet 2000
   MCGA                DeskJet, DeskJet Plus
   MDA                 PaintJet, PaintJet XL
   HGC                 QuietJet, QuietJet Plus
   MMC                 ThinkJet, RuggedWriter
The GRAPHICS command in MS-DOS versions 5.0 and later supports screen dumps to most of the printers mentioned above and other printers not supported by MS-DOS 4.0.


HPSCREEN is a 43K terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program that is available from HP Technical Support. HPSCREEN supports screen dumps from Microsoft Windows.

A number of similar utilities are available to enable screen dumps to printers that are not supported by the GRAPHICS command.

The products included here are manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB69659