I have a new training client – the team who do all the desktop publishing for a large educational institution. They’re moving from Mac OS 9 to Panther. An essential element in the workflow is to print the window listing various files and folders. This, of course, is a feature missing from OS X.
I’ve discovered but haven’t yet experimented (when do I ever print anything?) Print Window:
a simple utility that, once installed, resides in the Mac OS X Dock. Simply open the folder whose contents you want to print in the Finder, press Command-P and the file listing for that window will be printed!
Not only does Print Window restore this missing functionality to Mac OS X, but it also adds many more options that weren’t even available in the Classic Finder. You can print files listings in multiple columns, determine printed icon size, and even print hierarchical listings showing not only the files and folders in the visible window, but also files and folders found in any subfolders of that window!