If you ever need to print out a list of a folder’s contents, you can do so without having to use the Terminal or a third party application.
First of all, open up a plain text editor such as Byword or WriteRoom. You can use the TextEdit application but you will first need to set the format to plain text by choosing Format ➪ Make Plain Text from the menu.
Next, open the folder whose contents you wish to print in the Finder. Select Edit ➪ Select All from the menu or press the ⌘ and A keystroke combination to select all of the files in the folder.
Then, select Edit ➪ Copy from the menu or press the ⌘ and C keystroke combination. This will copy the names of all of the files in the folder to your clipboard.
Finally, switch to your open text editor and select Edit ➪ Paste from the menu or press the ⌘ and V combination. This will paste in a list of the names of all files in the folder.
Note: If you end up with file full of grapics, this indicates that the format of the document is not plain text.