Tips on Printing Web PagesOctober 3, 2012 No Comments
Printing web pages isn’t exactly an easy task as we wish it could especially when images, graphics and animated advertisements are all over the page. As online advertisement serves an important factor, its undeniable that a large proportion of sites are designed based on the exposure of these ads, ignoring key factors as readability which in conjunction makes these pages less printer-friendly.
And if you happen to stumble on a page that perfectly fall under the description above, then you might be having a hard time printing it in the first place. But no worries because that’s what this article is for. Below are some tips that can help you print web pages as smoothly as printing a word document.
- Tip #1 : Before entering CTRL+P, you might want to consider clicking “Print Preview” first. Most people makes the mistake of disregarding the use of this command and printing the pages the moment they want it, which can often lead to wasteful printing. In web page printing, the “print preview” plays an important role for you to determine if you need to do some page editing or not.
- Tip #2 : Customize the headers and footers of the web pages. In the File menu of your web browsers, select web Page Setupto open the dialog box. There you can remove or customize the header and footer of the web pages. To remove the headers and the footers, simply remove the characters from the text box in the Header and Footer field then click ok. While to customize the header and the footer, type the following code characters for the items you want to be printed:
- &w – Window title
- &u – Page address (URL)
- &d – Date in short format (as specified by Regional Settings in Control Panel)
- &D – Date in long format (as specified by Regional Settings in Control Panel)
- &t – Time in the format specified by Regional Settings in Control Panel
- &T – Time in 24-hour format
- &p – Current page number
- &P – Total number of pages
- && – A single ampersand (&)
- &b – The text immediately following these characters as centered.
- &b&b -The text immediately following the first “&b” as centered, and the text following the second “&b” as right-justified.
- Tip# 3 : When printing web pages with a wide margin, make sure to change the Orientation Setting from “Portrait” to “Landscape” mode to fit the content of the web page on the paper. To do this, click the File menu, select Print and then click the Properties button to open the dialog box. You can also adjust the page margins to fit more content onto the printout.
- Tip # 4 : Printing web pages with lots of images and graphics may result in using more ink, however, you can print the web page in grayscale to save the color inks on your ink cartridges or toner cartridges. To print in monochrome, simply select File menu, select Print button then Properties, there simply locate the option for “grayscale” or “black and white” printing then click ok.
- Tip # 5 : If the web page you want to print happen to have several frames, click on the Print Frames section at the Print Menu and select the radio button next to “as laid out on the screen” then click ok. To print one frame, on the other hand, select the “only selected frame” radio button instead.