Shareware developer Steve Becker has updated PrintMagic for Mac OS X to version 2.5. The update adds several new features including the ability to make the application "invisible" via the "Edit" menu (but the universal keyboard shortcut for printing selected text also works when PrintMagic isn't visible).
PrintMagic lets users select the text that they want to print in virtually any application, anything from a single character to multiple pages, Becker said. It eliminates the need to print an entire page or pages when all a user wants are some snippets, words, sentences or paragraphs. The application supports styled and colored text and includes a virtual Desktop Printer that supports drag-and-drop printing. PrintMagic lets you save your selections to a file and you can add on-the-fly notes to any data that you print.
As of version 2.5, when users print notes next to their selections, PrintMagic labels the note field. When using a low-resolution monitor, PrintMagic automatically positions the Note window; it's always done this for other monitors. A Help menu has been added to PrintMagic 2.5 and offers an alternate way to access PrintMagic's built-in Help file and adds one-click access to PrintMagic's "Tips and Troubleshooting" Web page. There are several enhancements to PrintMagic's code, according to Becker.
System requirements for PrintMagic 2.5 are Mac OS 10.1 or later. A free, fully functional demonstration version of PrintMagic 2.5 for OS X is available for download. Registration for new users is US$24.95. Registered users of version 2.x can upgrade for free; the upgrade price is $12.95 for PrintMagic 1.x owners.
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