Printing

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  • Print out interesting articles from the web so that you can read, pop-up free, at your leisure. - kojak
    • Or, try saving them to a PDF file to avoid using the paper. On a Mac, after hitting 'print', you'll get the option so save the document you are viewing as a PDF. Very easy.
  • For clipping small or large items from web pages, use a program that will collect all items copied to the clipboard for later use. Clipmate [1] is a dedicated program; NoteTab [2] and Atlantis [3] will collect clippings in a document, as will OmniOutliner. Evernote [4], though not automatic, will also grab graphics and links.
  • If you can, ask co-workers for paper printed on one side, and use the other. Instant in-office re-cycling. If you are going to use paper, use both sides. --RB 09:50, 5 Apr 2005 (EDT)
  • Printing duplex (on both sides) uses less paper and looks nicer, especially if you end up filing the document--Cmc 17:19, 13 Apr 2005 (EDT)
    • A printer that automatically prints duplex makes this MUCH easier.
    • Do not use a normal laser printer for printing on both sides of the paper. You can damage the pick-up rollers, fuser assembly and paper separator due to the fact that the toner was not intended to pass through a second time and may rub off and contaminate these components.
  • Check 'print preview' before committing yourself: a few border-width tweaks may save you a page or two. --RB 10:10, 5 Apr 2005 (EDT)
  • If your eyes are feeling up to it, many printer drivers can be configured to squash more than one page to a side. Two pages on a sheet is usually perfectly readable, and most good printers can manage four without inducing too much eye strain. Combine this with printing on both sides, as mentioned above, and you can cut your paper usage by a factor of eight! --Rowlock 10:19, 5 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Print from Browser 
When printing articles from web pages, there are often portions that are not desired on the print copy. Navigation, headers, footers, other non-telated articles can really make your printed copy littered with undesirables. To aleviate this . . .
  1. Highlight only the portion you would like to print.
  2. Select "Print" from either the menu or by right-clicking your mouse.
  3. In the Print Range portion of the pop-up, choose "Selection."
  4. Press "Print."
Your output, will now only be the selection you had previously highlighted. Other things you may want to do first, as mentioned above, would be proper selection for background inclusion, headers / footers, and margin settings.--Dock 05:51, 27 Sep 2005 (EDT)
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