How can I print Proloquo2Go screens?

For many reasons, it can be useful to create a paper-based book of your vocabulary. You can refer to our blog post, Making a paper-based AAC book, for a general overview of how to go about doing this. 

While you cannot print directly from Proloquo2Go, you can take screenshots of Proloquo2Go screens and then email or sync the images back to your computer for printing. In addition, you may consider purchasing a subscription to SymbolStix PRIME to have access to the same symbols used in Proloquo2Go so you can print them from your computer. For step-by-step instructions on saving and printing screenshots, please refer to the instructions below. 

To take a screenshot on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch:

Press the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time and quickly release them. The screen will flash white. If your sound is on, you'll hear a shutter sound confirming that a screenshot has been taken.

Emailing the screenshot from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch: 

  1. Press the Home button and then tap the Photos application.
  2. Tap Albums.
  3. Tap the album titled Camera Roll (All Photos if you have enabled the iCloud Photo Library).
  4. In the top right corner of the screen, tap Select.
  5. Tap the screenshots to select them.
  6. Tap the Action button (rectangle with a right arrow on iOS 6 or earlier or a square with an up arrow on iOS 7 and later). 
  7. Tap the menu item for Mail to launch the Mail app and send the screenshot as an attachment.
  8. In the To field, enter your email address.
  9. (Optional) Type a subject for your email.
  10. When you are finished, tap Send. Once the message is sent, check your email on your computer. You can now edit and print the screenshots using your favorite photo editing software.

Syncing and printing screenshots from a Mac:

First, connect your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to your computer.

If you are running OS X Yosemite or El Capitan:

Photos will open with a display of the photos on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. If you only want to import some of your photos, click each photo you want to import, then click Import Selected. If you want to download all of your images, click Import All. Photos will then open a screen with just the images you have imported.

Photos contains simple photo-editing features, including Rotate and Crop. To edit within Photos, double-click the picture. In the top right menu, click Edit. When you have finished editing the picture, click Done to save your changes. You can also print from Photos by clicking File > Print.

If you want to edit images with another program, you will first need to export them. Click the imported photos that you want to export to select them (hold down Command while clicking to select multiple photos). Then in the top menu, click File > Export > Export Photos. In the dialog box that comes up, click Export. A Finder window will now open. Browse to the folder you want to save the images in, then click Export.

If you are running an older version of Mac OS X:

iPhoto will open with a display of the photos on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. In iPhoto, if you want to import only some of your photos, select each photo you want to import by Command-clicking on each thumbnail, or click and drag to select a set of photos. Next, click Import Selected. If you want to download all of your images, click Import All.

A dialog box will appear. Click either Keep Originals to download the images you have taken while leaving the originals on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, or Delete Originals to download the images you have taken while removing the originals off your device. You can now edit and print the screenshots from iPhoto or using your favorite photo editing software.

Syncing and printing screenshots from Windows 10:

Connect the device to your computer. Open Windows File Explorer by clicking its icon on the bottom taskbar or pressing the Start (Windows) and E keys at the same time. In the left pane, look under Desktop > This PC. There will be a folder under This PC for your device. Click on it. Open the Internal Storage folder, then DCIM. The photos will be stored inside a folder in DCIM. Click the items you want to copy to your computer to select them (hold down the Control key to select multiple files). Once you have selected the screenshots, click the Copy To icon in the top toolbar, then choose where you want them to be saved.

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