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I’m frustrated

I would like to print the zoomed view of a record

When I'm viewing a record, and zoomed in on the part I'm interested in, I would like to be able to print just that view. I used to be able to do that on familysearch, but you took it away. Now I'm getting very small versions of the original document, no matter how I change the view on the screen.
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  • Windows has an "accessory" called "Snipping Tool" which allows you to create a rectangle around what you want. You will then immediately get that rectangular portion of the screen on your clipboard. If necessary, you can tell the snipping tool to delay for a period up to 5 seconds to create the image to your clipboard.

    You can "save as" to create a bit-map file with that clip.
    You can paste that clip on to a document such as Microsoft Office Word or Notepad, Open Office, or Word Perfect and enlarge or stretch it to as big as you want. You can then print directly or "Save As" and save it as a document file which contains a photo.
    You can also paste that clip into a photo editing program such as Irfanview (free from Irfanview.com) and "Save As" a photo file such as a "jpg."
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  • If you are on a windows computer,
    1) -- zoom to see what you want to be printed,
    2) -- press ALT-Print Screen to capture the screen,
    3) -- paste the captured image into a program that can accept images (irfanview is a good image editor for use with family history images, including photographs) like a number of the "office" applications -- Word, Excel, etc. -- and then
    4) -- use that program to print the image.

    There are also add-ons for the browsers to print what is on the screen of your computer. I do not care for them because they require you program a keyboard shortcut in setting up the program.

    Irfanview is available for free, but it takes some getting used to. It is not supported by FamilySearch or the Church.
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  • Sheila,

    You should not need to use any 3rd party tool to do what you describe. The website is built to print-what-you-see.

    I just went to a census image on FamilySearch, zoomed into a small region of the image and clicked the Print tool in the upper right of the image. It successfully printed exactly what I saw on screen (i.e., just the zoomed in area).

    I successfully tested this on Safari, Firefox and Chrome on Mac OS X.

    Can you help me understand more specifically what problem you are seeing, perhaps with a step by step flow and also let me know what browser and OS you are using.

    -Robert
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