[Newbies] How do I print?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Aug 24 00:25:09 UTC 2015

On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 08:20:13PM -0400, David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 04:43:12PM -0700, Kirk Fraser wrote:
> > Several different things are polymorphically called print.  How do I send
> > text to a peripheral printer?  I found the menu item "Send contents to
> > printer" and it produced walkback which says
> > "MessageNotUnderstood: SmalltalkEditor>sendContentsToPrinter".  Printer
> > setup similarly failed yet after the OS supplied the customary sound that
> > the printer was hooked up.
> > 
> > This occurred in Squeak 4.5 under Windows 7.  What would solve the problem
> > best?  Upgrading Squeak?  Getting a different printer? Going back to
> > Digitalk Smalltalk/V and a dot matrix ribbon printer where it did work
> > years ago?
> Hi Kirk,
> That MessageNotUnderstood is a bug for sure. I'm surprised nobody spotted
> the MNU until now; I suspect that it has been broken for quite a while.
> I'm afraid that this is negected functionality. As a workaround, there are
> various ways to export to files which can then be printed. The contents of
> a workspace can be exported to a text file, and any morph can exported in
> various ways (included postscript) by means of the tools button in morph
> halo menus (yellow click on any morph).

Sorry, I guess that would be the blue button (not yellow) that brings up
the morph halos.


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