GRAPHICS + Printing a Graphics Screen
Allows the contents of a graphics screen to be printed on an
IBM graphics or compatible printer.
MS-DOS equivalent: GRAPHICS (3.0+)
[d:][path] GRAPHICS [printertype] [B][/LCD]
[d:][path] Specifies the drive letter and path that
contain the GRAPHICS command file.
[printertype] Specifies the type of printer you are
using from among the following types:
COLOR1 IBM PC Color Printer with black ribbon
COLOR4 IBM PC Color Printer with RGB ribbon
COLOR8 IBM PC Color Printer with CMY ribbon
COMPACT IBM PC Compact Printer
GRAPHICS IBM Personal Graphics Printer or IBM
THERMAL IBM PC Convertible Printer
/R Prints black and white on the page as
they are displayed on the screen. If you
do not use the /R parameter, black will
print as white and white will print as
/B Prints background color. Use only for
printer types COLOR4 or COLOR8. If you
do not use the /B parameter with these
printers, the background color will not
/LCD Prints image exactly as it appears on
the IBM PC Convertible Liquid Crystal
GRAPHICS COLOR4 R
loads the graphics support for the IBM PC Color Printer with RGB
(red, green, blue, and black) ribbon. It also prints the
background color and black as black, and prints white as white.
To undo the GRAPHICS command, reboot the computer with Ctrl-
Once this command has been executed, pressing Shift-PrtSc
causes the contents of the screen to be printed out. It requires
not only a printer with graphics capability but also a
color/graphics monitor adapter. It increases the resident size of
DOS by 688 bytes.
[For related topics, press R]
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