Printing Only What You Want

Here’s a tip to help you be sustainable and save some money.  Use less paper by printing out only the sections of documents or emails that you truly need.

For Windows Operating System

  1. Highlight the area of text or pictures that you wish to print.
  2. Click the print command to bring up the print dialog box.
  3. Look for the area that says “Selection” and click the button in front of it.
  4. Click OK. Only the section you selected should print.

Print box Windows

For Mac Operating System

It’s a little more tricky for a Mac.

For printing a selection of something off the internet….

  1. Highlight the area of text or pictures that you wish to print.
  2. Click the print command in your browser (ie Firefox, Safari, etc.) to bring up the print dialog box.
  3. Click the “Copies & Pages” drop down area, select the name of your browser near the bottom of the list.
  4. In new box, click the check box under Options section – “Print selection only.”
  5. Click Print. Only the section you selected should print.

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To print selections from anything other than the internet using Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard, you need to download a Print Selection Service freeware program.  I use the one from this website… http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/51675

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Kelaine

Adult Services Librarian, Computer Confidence Training Instructor, Former Youth and Teen Services Librarian, Wikipedia Editor with a passion for gadgets and all things techie.


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