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How Can I print mcc's pin table

I'm starting a pcb for my PIC32MX application and I wish to customise the electronic schematic part's pin names. Not being able to find a control to do this in mcc-4.0.2 I googled and was presented with MPLAB Code Configurator User's Guide - Microchip Technology in pdf format

I looked in the product page's user guide which claimed to be for 3xx as well and couldn't find this paragraph which was in the googled pdf which is 40001725b.pdf from http://ww1.microchip.com

 

More features of the pin manager:
Right clicking in the pin manager area pops up a menu with the following options:
• Invert split panes: It is used to invert the split panes between the graphical and
table views of the pin manager.
• Divider: It is used to change the divider between the graphical and table views of
the pin manager to either horizontal or vertical types.
• Print: It is used to print the graphical or table view of the pin manager. If the table
view is selected for printing, the currently selected table gets printed. Thus, for
printing both the horizontal and vertical tables, the user should switch and print
each view individually.
• Export: It is used to save the package or the table view to an image file. The
supported image formats are .jpg, .png, .gif and .bmp which along with the user
defined name can be provided in the dialog which appears when this option is
selected.

 

All this looks very useful for me, the only thing I can do is is export a very low resolution image of the package view, an A4 page with the image in the top left corner.

Does anybody know how I can get a printout of the pin table without resorting to a screen shot?
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    du00000001
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/27 09:16:02 (permalink)
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    The g..gl.d pdf is "antique" - to say the least: May 2014 !
    (If you're not aware: we're writing 2021 now.)
     
    As you may have already found out, the context menu in the pin manager windows does no longer support the fancy features mentioned in the obsolete doc. Looks like hardcopying is the only option left.

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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/27 10:35:26 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    Just tried to 'Right-Click'  in the 'Pin Manager: Package View', 
    this offered a pop-up menu with a single item:  'Export Image' that when selected , open a file browser 'Save Image',
    offering to store the package graphics as a .png file.
     
    This is with MCC (plugin) v4.0.2   and Core v5.0.
     
        Mysil
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/27 22:24:02 (permalink)
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    du00000001
    The g..gl.d pdf is "antique" - to say the least: May 2014 !
    (If you're not aware: we're writing 2021 now.)
     
    As you may have already found out, the context menu in the pin manager windows does no longer support the fancy features mentioned in the obsolete doc. Looks like hardcopying is the only option left.


    I suspected this, the wonders of google finding an obsolete document. I maximised the grid display and the pin list alternately and made the results into a two page pdf as good as a text file or whatever the print function used to produce.
    Thanks
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/27 22:27:54 (permalink)
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    Mysil
    Hi,
    Just tried to 'Right-Click'  in the 'Pin Manager: Package View', 
    this offered a pop-up menu with a single item:  'Export Image' that when selected , open a file browser 'Save Image',
    offering to store the package graphics as a .png file.
     
    This is with MCC (plugin) v4.0.2   and Core v5.0.
     
        Mysil


    Yes that works but it produces a near useless low resolution image, with a 64 pin device and I've never tried it with a 40 or less pin device.
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/31 14:33:56 (permalink)
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    I tried this (almost as per mysils' instructions) and ... I maximised the Package View window first, then clicked on the image and exported it as a *png, cropped it in 3Dpaint, and when opened in default windows image viewer was a very respectable 100 pin image.
    MPLABX 5.4 MCC 4.02
     
    If your way produces a low res image then the script creating it is probably only doing an equivalent Alt + Printscreen type grab of that window at that size, whereas if you maximise the window first, well...... you know.
    Just saying :D
     
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    EDIT: Ah, you already did it, I'll shut up.
    post edited by GettinBetter - 2021/01/31 15:00:57

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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/01/31 22:57:52 (permalink)
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    I thought I tried maximising the package view window, this may be a case where linux loses out to windows, your image is pristine and it's for a 100 pin device. I'll have another try and report a bug if it still doesn't work
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/02/01 01:18:20 (permalink)
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    I went back and did it without maximising, got the same good result. My image looks to be a vector image rather than rasterised, maybe that's the difference between the Linux and Windows versions. Have you tried the standard screen capture rather than the 'Export Image' in MPLABX.
     
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    Re: How Can I print mcc's pin table 2021/02/01 01:47:25 (permalink)
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    I get a png in linux, same as yours. I've a dual boot laptop, I'll try it on windows 10, apart from this mplab generally runs better on linux
    post edited by davepl - 2021/02/01 01:49:07
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