Sending Shop-Pro Reports to Files
From the Main Menu choose 8,B for Printer Redirection and then
press Enter to see the list of printers. From the list look
for an entry "send print output to a file" which is often #10
Change the file name to C:\FILE1.TXT and then press Ctrl-End
From the next page "Customize Printing Destinations" change the
Reports and General Use Printer to this "file" printer (usually #10)
then press PageDown to Save and Exit. Remember the original setting for
Reports & General Use Printer - you'll need to put it back afterward.
Next, run the report you want to be saved to this file - be sure to
choose either Print or Compressed. The report won't print on paper
but will instead be saved in the file name you typed in.
Immediately after running the report go back to Printer Redirection
and change the file name to something else - e.g. C:\FILE2.TXT
When you want to resume sending reports to the printer, you have to change
the "Reports & General Use Printer" option back to its original number.
If you plan on saving several reports as files, you need to change the
file name between each report. FILE3.TXT FILE4.TXT etc.)
If you do this again on another day, you might want to start back at
FILE1.TXT for the first report on the other day.
If you want to e-mail this report - include the file name as an email
attachment or choose Insert as Text. You may also be able to open the
report in MS-Word or MS-Excel if you know those programs well.