Print Selection Service
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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.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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stewlis reviewed on 18 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 2.0]

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stewlis replied on 18 Oct 2012
*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!
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nobutan reviewed on 24 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 2.0]

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Peterpan23 replied on 26 Sep 2011
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)
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Elktown reviewed on 21 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 2.0]


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Wwiley commented on 29 Oct 2010
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?
[Version 2.0]


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Wwiley commented on 29 Oct 2010
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?
[Version 2.0]


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Wesley Daye commented on 24 May 2009
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!
[Version 2.0]


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kevinmsadler reviewed on 10 May 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]

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tbux replied on 14 Nov 2009
It works with OS X 10.6.2
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Kobalt commented on 01 Apr 2010
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.
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Mister I reviewed on 16 Jan 2009
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!!!
[Version 1.0]

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¨newmac replied on 14 Mar 2009
hi mister ,

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

???
any advice ???
thanks
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patndon commented on 04 Jun 2008
We are long time PC users and just recently purchased an iMac 10.5.3 and were very disappointed that the iMac did not have the Select Print option. We were told it was an old Apple problem.
Our son did some research on the Internet for us and came up with this download. We downloaded it and it works beautifully on 10.5.3 Leopard. We are in our late 70's and need all the help we can get.

Thanks a bunch to the developer.

Pat & Don
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2005
Awesome software! This programmer is well known in the Mac community for his great apps (http://www.schubert-it.com/). This one is no different. The Command+Shift+T is a great shortcut as well. Something that is surely missing in the Mac systems.

Running flawlessly 10.4.1 (Tiger).
[Version 1.0]


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max122 had trouble on 30 Mar 2011
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!
[Version 2.0]

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Torlon replied on 04 May 2011
Sorry, didn't work for me.
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max122 replied on 10 May 2011
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"
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Torlon replied on 17 May 2011
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.!
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stewlis replied on 18 Oct 2012
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!
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theglo replied on 21 Jan 2013
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
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max122 replied on 22 Jan 2013
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!

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brianhayes rated on 26 Nov 2013

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