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Old 05-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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any way of accurately printing out individual pages from the internet?


I would often like to print out information from a page on a website. I don't want all the rest of it - the pages before and after.

The trouble is that the websites page numbering, when it is available, doesn't often conform to my printer and the size of the page on the screen. So I guess at,say,page 6 and get something like page 3 if I printed it all out.

There must be a way round this and I'd be pleased if someone would enlighten me.
Old 05-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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The problem is that web pages (HTML) are intended for the monitor screen and not for print on paper. HTML pages are one page per document. They are also rather flexible and will adjust to screen dimensions and system display characteristics to some extent.

To print a selection from the web, one method would be to 'cut and paste.' Select the section of the web page you want to print, paste it into a word processing document ( works well for this), make adjustments as convenient, and then print. This is often a good way to combine several web pages like those sites that have articles that are broken up into a series of web pages.

Or, you can print to a PDF and then print only the pages of that PDF that you want on paper.

If you are just looking to keep web pages or selected parts of web pages close to hand, check out the ScrapBook plugin for Firefox.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thank you brianl. Thats very clear. I'll play with your suggestions tomorrow as its 11.30pm here and my bedtime.

Hope you have a good nights sleep.

Old 05-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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You can highlight what you want to print, and in the "Print..." dialog, choose "Selection" in the "Print range" section.
Old 05-31-2010, 04:38 AM   #5
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Yes, that works well, doesn't it. Glad you replied as it's nice to have an alternative to hand.

best, betula


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