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Print Selection Service adds a "Print Selection" command to the Services menu that allows you to print the current selection in any Services savvy application.

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Version 2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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BigJohnson Member IconReview+171
BigJohnson
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It may be abandoned but it ain't dead!
I installed 10.9.4 today and it still works.

It's very simple - select some text, chose Print Selection from the Services menu and voila! The text appears quickly in a new text document. It keeps the formatting, including colors.

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Version 2.0
stewlis Member IconReview+1
stewlis
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I have Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and this procedure worked for me (after many failed attempts resulting in Safari hanging when I tried to use the Service, it dawned on me there could be a permission problem accessing the file from my standard user account):

1. CLOSE all open apps/programs. Very important!
2. Install the software
3. locate Print Selection.service inside Macintosh HD/Library/Services/Print Selection.service

NOTE: I was blocked from seeing the contents of this Services folder due to system settings. I had to click the folder to select it, Cmd+i to get info, then go to the bottom of the window and click the lock icon and enter the administrator user name and password. Then I was able to change my user privileges to Read/Write and access the file.

3. Copy the application to Macintosh HD/System/Library/Services (optionally, copy it to your user's Services folder as well: /Users/[username]/Library/Services)
4. Log Out and Log back In
5. You may also need to Open Services Preferences (Safari-Services-Services Preferences), and in the Keyboard Shortcuts section, enable Print Selection.

This resulted in it working for me, for my machine, and for my OS version :) Good Luck!

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Version 2.0
stewlis
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*And apparently I can't count (sorry, short text entry box, didn't catch the error!) but I don't see an Edit option...so, please overlook the fact that there are two #3 steps heheh. I guess you could think of it as 3a and 3b!

nobutan Member IconReview+0
nobutan
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I was hoping that this will work. NO! It gave it so much trouble. Installing it, and it won't open! Needs to read people's review to find the goddam file, and trying to uninstall it, and won't let me! This is one stupid creation, full of bugs.

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Version 2.0
Peterpan23
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Delete /Library/Services/Print Selection.service. Open the Installations-Package in the .dmg with e.g. Pacifist and copy to /Library/Services/ and done!!! Tested with 10.7.2 (Build 11C62)

Elktown Member IconReview+0
Elktown
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Using 10.6.8
Print Selection Service (PSS) works perfectly in Snow Leopard as an app, not a service. Assign any icon to the app and drag that icon to the dock. Select any text and drag it to the PSS icon in the dock, PSS will work as expected. I use it all the time and never fails.

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Version 2.0
max122 Member IconComment-1
max122
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If you like to install this service in SL 10.6.7 you have to do it as follows:
1. Install the software
2. locate Print Selection.service inside Macintosh HD/Library/Services
3. Copy or move the application to Macintosh HD/System/Library/Services
4. Log out and in
5. Open Services Preferences (e.g. in Safari), enable Print Selection
6. Voila!

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Version 2.0
Torlon
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Sorry, didn't work for me.

max122
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did you follow my instructions step by step?
what is the output on the command line for this command:
find /System/Library/Services -name "Print Selection.service"

Torlon
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Yes, I did follow your instructions exactly with the same dismal result until I activated your suggested command in Terminal. Only then could I cry 'Eureka!' and then 'Voila!!'

A curious difference to before the upgrade and ensuing difficulty: Previously, when I went to Services, a full range of options appeared immediately whether I had made a text selection or not. I now get a menu with a much smaller range of options unless I first select text. Only then do I get a menu with the full range of options. But who's complaining?

So, thank you, muchas gratias, merci, dankeschoen, etc.!

stewlis
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I have a couple ideas to add to this: I have Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and found the installed Service file in this location: /Library/Services/Print Selection.service However, I was blocked from seeing the contents of the Services folder due to system settings. I had to click the folder to select it, Cmd+i to get info, then go to the bottom of the window and click the lock icon and enter the administrator user name and password. Then I was able to change my user privileges to Read/Write and access the file. I didn't try it yet so you may be able to stop here and have it work, but I like to have my Services all in my user Services folder, so I copied the file to that location, then logged out and logged back in. Tip: CLOSE all open apps before you attempt to log out, because Mail prevented me from logging out the first time and for whatever reason, this prevented it from functioning. So, close everything, then log out and back in. Voila! Now it works!

theglo
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Hi, I did all that you said after many hours of just finding the download in the Library ... I did the info thing and copied and pasted into services...restarted, and it just won't open....I feel like I put this much time in it, I am going to get to work...HELP

max122
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Hi theglo!
maybe another strategy:
- load the .dmg file into Finder.
- open Print Selection Service.pkg with right mouse click: "show package contents"
- look for Archive.pax.gz
- extract the file Print Selection.service
- copy the file with administrator privileges into root/System/Library/Services
- open Safari
- goto Services, then Services Preferences
- enable Print Selection under Pictures
- select something you want to print inside Safari
- go again to Services and click Print Selection
- everything else is self-explanatory

It works in 10.8.3 in any supported application like a charm

Cheers!

Wwiley Member IconComment+6
Wwiley
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Using 10.6.4
I get the message that the App has been installed and to log out. Have installed twice, but it does not show up in the System Preferences ... Keyboard .

It is not installed in Library ... Services either.
Any suggestions?

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Version 2.0
Wwiley Member IconComment+6
Wwiley
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Using 10.6.4
I get the message that the App has been installed and to log out. Have installed twice, but it does not show up in the System Preferences ... Keyboard .

It is not installed in Library ... Services either.
Any suggestions?

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Version 2.0
Wesley Daye Member IconComment+0
Wesley Daye
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I have Mac OS X 10.5.7 and the application works fine. Just go to the "Safari" tab (or whatever application you are using) and scroll down to "Services." Print Selection will be one of those services. Thanks!

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Version 2.0
kevinmsadler Member IconReview+0
kevinmsadler
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Version 1 worked beautifully with Tiger and stopped when Leopard was released.
I greeted version 2 with delight and installed it immediately.

Unfortunately it DOES NOT WORK! When you select some text and then choose print selected text from the services menu nothing happens at all. When you selct some text and choose Print area of screen it launches the Grab.app which immediately crashes!

There is also no easy way to uninstall the App once on the Mac - you are left forevermore with the print services selection in the services menu.

I have emailed the author and am waiting a response.

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Version 2.0
tbux
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It works with OS X 10.6.2

Kobalt
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How do I uninstall Print Selection Service?
In Finder go to /Library/Services/ or /Library/Services/ and move Print Selection to the trash. Then log out of your user account.

Mister I Member IconReview+1
Mister I
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To the developer of this product:

You rock dude!!! I purchased my first mac Dec 2008 and I absolutely love it, however the lack of a "print selection" feature is dumb and frustrating. Now thanks to this program the issue and annoyance os resolved!!!! Everything works perfect as advertised. Easy to install and use!!! Thanks a bunch to the developer - sell it to MAC and make some cash - Mac should have this included in all their operating systems.

Thanks again!!!

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Version 1.0
¨newmac
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hi mister ,

I downloaded and installed " print selection " but it doesn't seem to work

???
any advice ???
thanks

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brianhayes
Version 2.0
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Downloads 37,179
Version Downloads 26,720
Type Drivers / Printers
License Free
Date 25 Mar 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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