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GRAPHICS + Printing a Graphics Screen

Allows the contents of a graphics screen to be printed on an

IBM graphics or compatible printer.


PC-DOS 2.0+

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

be printed.

/LCD Prints image exactly as it appears on

the IBM PC Convertible Liquid Crystal




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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