Printing web pages made easy

how to print webpagesDon’t you just hate it when you print a web page and nothing shows correctly? Webmaster, Drew, explains how to get a perfect print, every time!

Getting the perfect print is much easier than you think. Built into all web browsers is a feature under the print menu called “Selection”. This looks at the data you have selected and prints accordingly. Follow the steps below to be printing perfect prints in less than a minute!

Let’s assume for a moment that you are looking to print a recipe from the YOURLifeChoices Food and Wine page. On the menu tonight is Apricot Chicken.

Firstly we need to bring up the web page: //www.yourlifechoices.com.au/index.php/articles/category/apricot_chicken

Once this has loaded in a separate tab/window, We want to scroll down until the Alan’s Apricot Chicken, in Orange text, is at the top of our screen. Now what we want to do is select the text we want to print. Hover your mouse icon to the left of the A in the word Alan’s and now hold down the left click of the mouse. Still holding down the left click of the mouse, select all of the text and stop after the words “Tastes great even when reheated!” Let go of your left click.

As you can see the text and photo have all been highlighted. Now is time to print. Depending on your web browser, you should go to the top left hand side of the screen and click on the file button and from the drop down menu select print. Alternatively, the hotkey in most browsers is holding down the Ctrl key and pressing P.

Each web browser is different but as you can see in the example above, You can choose under the print range (Mozilla Firefox) or page range (Internet Explorer) box to print “All”, “Pages” or “Selection”. We want to choose “Selection” as it refers to text we have highlighted or selected, to print. Click in the circle next to “Selection” and click print.

Congratulations, you have mastered the perfect print!

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