Save and Use Screen History

Screen History creates recordings of 3270, 5250, ALC, T27, and UTS host screens as you navigate to them. VT screens can be recorded using manual capture. You can view and/or verify the information from those screens, and send multiple host screens to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Email Message and Note only), if they are installed on your computer.


  • Only text areas of the host screen are included in the recorded image; host graphics images are not included.

  • In ACL, UTS, and T27 sessions, you can use the Capture feature to configure capture of raw data as it is received from the host (including control and escape code sequences). This can be useful for debugging the data stream.

To view past screens

  1. Click a screen thumbnail.

    The screen snapshot appears in the main window.

The following commands are also available from the toolbar in the Screen History task pane:


To do this

Save the contents of the Screen History task pane as a file (.rshx). When you close your session, your screen history is not maintained unless you save it to a separate file.

To reopen the file later, it must be saved in a trusted location.

Open a previously saved Screen History file.

Copy the selected screen to the Clipboard as text or a bitmap image.

Open the Office Tools dialog box to send one or more host screens from your screen history to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Outlook (Email Message and Note only), if they are installed on your computer.

Create a manual screen capture within the Screen History task pane. (This is helpful for when you want to capture any text you've entered before you leave the screen.)

Return to the currently active host screen.

Show the most recent screens at the top of the task pane. Click again to revert to the original order.

Clear all of the contents at once.

Put the task pane into auto-hide mode. This collapses the task pane against the side of the application frame. (To re-open the task pane, mouse over the side of the frame.)