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Windows 7: Printing to a text file

07 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
Printing to a text file


I'm trying to print a report to a text file, but no luck yet. I know i had done it few month ago using Windows XP.

I need to transfert data from my application to Excel and the easiest way is to print info as a .txt file and read it with Excel

Any informations appreciated


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07 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I don't know about your printer setup, but in my Brother laser printer, that choice is available in the properties configuration under "ports".
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07 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 Pro x64


I got HP1020 printer. Even if I select the "print to a text file", nothing is done and the page is sent to the printer.

I will look deeper in my HP printer setup

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07 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 home 64bit

What are you trying to copy data from?
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07 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 Pro x64

I'm trying to print a report from MultiCharts, a trading software.

I may have just solutionned the problem. I have created a new printer and select the text file as the port. Need to find where the file as been stored, an easy problem

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