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Duckpaddle

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Oct 1, 2020
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If I have an old MB with a parallel port, is there a method to print the spinrite screens?
 
Um why not just screen grab them with the tool that @Steve recommends (Screen Thief) and then print those screen grabs however you'd like?
You can get the executable from Steve's site, but there are not instructions on how it works. For those you need access to his dev bug reporting GitLab site, and you'd be better off thus joining his newsgroup for more info.
To avoid web spiders spidering this, I'm going to post it with spaces: ht tps://www.gr c.com/dev/Spin Rite/DOS_Screen_ Thief_TSR_v2.0 4f.z ip
 
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Would the print screen button / function not just send the ASCII screen out the parallel port?

(as I turn to my SR system - it has a parallel port - now to find a parallel port printer to test it...)