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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109478095, Entry date: 07/29/2015

How do you create screenshots of configured HMI screens with WinCC (TIA Portal)?

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For documentation purposes you need screenshots of your configured HMI screens without the information that is output when you print the screens.
  1. In the TIA Portal you open the Settings via the "Tools" menu.
  2. Under "General > Print settings" you disable the option "Show tab order".

    Fig. 01

  3. Mark the screens that you want to print in the project navigation and select "Print" in the pop-up menu.
  4. Select the printer "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" and click the "Print" button.

    Fig. 02

  5. Specify the storage location and file name.
  6. If necessary, go to "Organize > Folder Options", select the "View" tab and disable the option "Hide extensions for known file types".

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  7. Change the file extension ".xps" of the printout to ".zip" and unpack it in this folder.

    Fig. 04
  8. The configured HMI screens are located in the directory "Documents\1\Resources\Images".

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