Topic: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

I joined this site last October after my September CC diagnoses and have spent a good deal of time since then trying to educate myself by reading the incredibly knowledgeable posts made by so many on these Discussion Boards - I've tried on several occasions to print various posts for my reference file but have been unable to do so -
I'm a little old 80 year old guy who's admittedly not very proficient with computers and I hesitate to waste everyone's time by asking for help with this trivial problem especially when considering the very important issues involved on these boards -
However, I'd really appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to tell me whether there is a way to print selected posts and, if so, how this can be accomplished -
Thanks for your help -
Don M

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Hi Don, I will give a stab at this, since I am computer illiterate aside from posting! Go to the post you want and copy it and then paste in your Microsoft word, save and print. This way you can save a bunch of posts in one section and print when you want. Good luck.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Hi Don,

What Lainy says will work and you can save it into notepad on your pc as well if you don't have word. Just to add to what lainy said in case you don't know how to copy and paste, put the cursor at the start of the text you want to copy. Press the left button on the mouse, hold it down and then drag it to the end of the text you want to copy, it will all then go blue. Then press the Crtl button and the C button at the same time. Then just open word or notepad, click on the blank page and then hold teh Ctrl button and the V key as well and that should bring up the post in word or notepad. From there you can save it and print it out. Hope that helps and my apologies to you if you already knew how to do that!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Hi to Lainey and Gavin -

Thanks so much for your responses to my inquiry - They are much appreciated!!!

Gavin, you anticipated my continuing problem after I got Lainey's input - I do not have Microsoft Word on my computer nor did I know how to Cut and Paste so your detailed instructions were a lifesaver for me!!!  Thanks again for your assistance -

I continue to be constantly surpised and amazed by the kindness of people on these discussion boards, their humanity and care, their ongoing willingness to share their considerable knowledge with others and, last but not least, their continuing availability to those who are confused and suffering and to those, such as myself, who need to be taught how to operate their computers!!!

What a blessing!!!

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Glad to be of help Don. Hope you manage to get the posts that you want printed off and if you need any help with anything else just ask.

Best wishes,

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Gavin - I hesitate to once again make public my computer ignorance but I have one other question -
I followed your "cut and paste" instructions and they worked!!!  However, when I tried to "save" the information I'd just put on the notepad I discovered I don't know how to save it and how to find it for printing after I've saved it so I'd really appreciate it if you'd be kind enough to provide me with that last piece of the puzzle -
Frankly, I'm embarrassed when I realize I'm so clueless about computer use that I'm obliged to go all the way to Scotland for instructions on how to accomplish a fairly basic computer function!!!
Once again, thanks so much for your help -
Rest Regards, Don

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Don,

You only have to go so far as Rochester, NY, to get your answer.  In order to save a file in notepad you go to the menu item "File" and select "Save" , select the folder called "desktop" on the left and name the file in the line provided at the bottom entitled "File Name".  To find it again, just look at your desktop (which is the background on your computer screen) and look for the filename you named it.  You can reopen it and then choose "file" and choose "print" and you are good to go. 

Hope that was what you were asking and this helps.

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Hi Don,

Sorry for not replying sooner to your post, I've just seen it. What Randi has said to you will work and you could also use the "save as" button under file in notepad to save documents. Did you manage to save stuff and get it printed out?

Best wishes,

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: Printing posts on the discussion boards -

Thanks Randigb and Gavin for your responses - I've tried your printing solutions and they've worked!!!  I've finally learned the entire "cut and paste" process, the file saving process connected therewith and have successfully printed the things I wanted to save!!!
Little old 81 year old CC guys really can learn something new every now and then if people are patient enough with them!!!
Thanks again for your kind assistance -
Best regards, Don M