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                                  GRAPHICS
 
Loads a program into memory that allows MS-DOS to print the information
displayed on your screen. Use the GRAPHICS command only if you are using a
color or graphics adapter.
 
The GRAPHICS command supports the CGA, EGA, and VGA graphics display modes.
 
Syntax
 
    GRAPHICS [type] [[drive:][path]filename] [/R] [/B] [/LCD]
    [/PRINTBOX:STD|/PRINTBOX:LCD]
 
Parameters
 
type
    Specifies the type of printer. The following list shows each valid value
    for this parameter and gives a brief description of its meaning:
 
    COLOR1
        An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with black ribbon
 
    COLOR4
        An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with RGB (red, green, blue,
        and black) ribbon
 
    COLOR8
        An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with CMY (cyan, magenta,
        yellow, and black) ribbon
 
    HPDEFAULT
        Any Hewlett-Packard PCL printer
 
    DESKJET
        A Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer
 
    GRAPHICS
        An IBM Personal Graphics Printer, IBM Proprinter, or IBM Quietwriter
        printer
 
    GRAPHICSWIDE
        An IBM Personal Graphics Printer with an 11-inch-wide carriage
 
    LASERJET
        A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer
 
    LASERJETII
        A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II printer
 
    PAINTJET
        A Hewlett-Packard PaintJet printer
 
    QUIETJET
        A Hewlett-Packard QuietJet printer
 
    QUIETJETPLUS
        A Hewlett-Packard QuietJet Plus printer
 
    RUGGEDWRITER
        A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriter printer
 
    RUGGEDWRITERWIDE
        A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriterwide printer
 
    THERMAL
        An IBM PC-convertible Thermal Printer
 
    THINKJET
        A Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer
 
[drive:][path]filename
    Specifies the location and name of the printer profile that contains
    information about all supported printers. If this parameter is omitted,
    MS-DOS looks for a file called GRAPHICS.PRO in the current directory and
    in the directory that contains the GRAPHICS.COM file.
 
Switches
 
/R
    Prints the image as it appears on the screen (white characters on a
    black background) rather than reversed (black characters on a white
    background). The latter occurs by default.
 
/B
    Prints the background in color. This switch is valid for COLOR4 and
    COLOR8 printers.
 
/LCD
    Prints an image by using the liquid crystal display (LCD) aspect ratio
    instead of the CGA aspect ratio. The effect of this switch is the same
    as that of /PRINTBOX:LCD.
 
/PRINTBOX:STD or /PRINTBOX:LCD
    Selects the print-box size. Check the first operand of the PRINTBOX
    statement in your GRAPHICS.PRO file. If that operand is STD, specify the
    /PRINTBOX:STD switch. If that operand is LCD, specify the /PRINTBOX:LCD
    switch. You can abbreviate PRINTBOX as PB.
 
Related Command
 
For information about printing text files, see the <PRINT> command.
 
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                              GRAPHICS--Notes
 
Printing the contents of the screen
 
To print the contents of the screen, press the SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN key
combination. If the computer is in 320 x 148 x 200 color graphics mode and
if the printer type is color1 or graphics, the GRAPHICS command prints the
screen contents with as many as four shades of gray. If the computer is in
640 x 148 x 200 color graphics mode, GRAPHICS prints the screen contents
sideways on the paper (landscape orientation). You cannot use the
SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN key combination to print the contents of a screen to a
PostScript printer.
 
Effect on memory
 
The GRAPHICS command decreases the amount of available conventional memory.
 
Loading a new profile
 
If you have already loaded a printer profile and you want to load another
one by using the GRAPHICS command, the new profile must be smaller than the
one already loaded.
 
To load a new profile that is larger than the one currently loaded, you must
restart your system and then use the GRAPHICS command to load the new
profile.
 
If you try to use only the GRAPHICS command to load a new profile that is
larger than the currently loaded profile, MS-DOS displays the following
message:
 
    Unable to reload with profile supplied
 
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                             GRAPHICS--Example
 
To prepare to print a graphics screen on your printer, type the following
command:
 
    graphics
 
After you display the information you want to print, press SHIFT+PRINT
SCREEN. MS-DOS scans the information displayed on the screen and sends it to
the printer.
 
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