10 Tips for Printing Web Pages

Printing web pages can be a bit troublesome especially for pages with unusual layouts. You may end up with strange arrangements of the page elements, poor image quality or with some information missing entirely. Here are some tips that can help you successfully print web pages:

10 Tips for Printing Web Pages

1. Select The Print Version

Many pages have icons or links that take you to a printer-friendly version of the same web page. Generally this is the easiest way to ensure that you get all the vital information contained in the web page. The print version also will generally remove ads, menus and unnecessary graphics from the web page.

2. Preview The Web Page

Select Print Preview from your web browser to see how the page will print out on your printer. From the Print Preview interface, you can see how much paper will be required to print the entire web page. You can select whether you want to print all of the web page or just a part. You can also choose to resize the page image so that everything fits on to the printed page.

3. Try Copy And Paste

Copy and paste into another editing program before printing. If the web page does not have a printer-friendly version, you can copy the parts you want and paste them into editing applications like Microsoft Word. Copying web pages can be a bit tricky and you may end up with some stuff that you don’t want. However, it is easy to delete these items from your editing application.

4. Edit Or Remove Headers And Footers

Browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox allow you to edit headers and footers from the “Page Setup” option. You may wish to remove the headers and footers entirely or to edit them so that you retain just what you need.

5. Try Landscape

Change page orientation to Landscape for wide web pages. If the content on the web page is too wide to print within your paper’s margins, you can choose to print in Landscape orientation instead. In most cases, you will be able to choose this option from your browser’s Page Setup. Alternatively, you can choose the orientation from your printer’s options.

6. Keep It Monochromatic

Save color ink by printing in grayscale or black and white. Web pages are often very colorful with abundant graphics and printing them in color can expend a lot of expensive toner. Usually a printer-friendly version of a page will remove the excess color, but these are not always available. To save toner, choose to print in grayscale or black and white from your browser or printer options.

7. Print At Lower Resolution

Another way to save toner is select the quality of printing for the web page. If you do not need to preserve photo or other graphic image quality, you can select a lower printing quality. Not only does the lower quality printing save toner, but it also speeds up the printing job. Some printers have special speed printing options that print at just acceptable reading quality in order to maximize printing speed.

8. Printing With Frames

Many pages come with multiple frames and you may want to print the page as it appears or to select only certain frames for printing. Internet Explorer allows you to choose to print out the page as it is laid out or to select specific frames for printing. Firefox and Safari allow you to right click on a frame and choose to print just that frame from the page.

9. Print Selected Content From A Web Page

Internet Explorer allows you to select specific text and graphics for printing from a web page. Just hold down the left mouse button while dragging the cursor over the desired text and graphics. With the items highlighted, select File and Print. From the print interface, choose “Selection under the Print Range.”

10. Use Photo Quality Paper

If you want to preserve the quality of a high resolution photo from a web page, you should use photo quality printing paper. In many cases, you will have to select “Shrink to Fit” in order to print the entire high resolution photo within the margins of your paper.

 

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Author – James, Helping with the maintenance of CartridgeSave, James has spent many hours reviewing and testing products like Epson SX425W ink cartridges in order to understand them better and talk about them on the blog.

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

A lot of people complain that they have a slow computer, but in reality they are suffering from a slow browser. When it comes to speed, Internet Explorer is by far the worst. However, even Firefox can be slower than you like. Luckily, it’s easy enough to speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox. All you need to do is follow these simple tips.

Set your homepage to blank

Do you always want to see a specific page when you start browsing the web? If yes, then skip this tip. If not, then it makes sense to set your homepage to blank. This will make your browser load faster. If you use Internet Explorer, simply go to Tools – Internet Options – General tab and click on Use blank in the homepage section.

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

Firefox users will need to click on the orange Firefox button, go to Options – General and select Show a blank page from the drop-down menu.

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

Control the cache

Every single Web browser uses cache to store images and other Temporary Internet Files. In theory, this makes previously visited websites load faster. But in reality a bloated cache slows down browsing and takes up a lot of hard drive space. The solution is to clear the cache on a regular basis.

Here is how you can clear the cache in Internet Explorer:

    •  Open Internet Explorer and press Ctrl+Shift+Del
    •  Now check Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History checkboxes

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  •  Click Delete and close the browser

If you use Firefox, then do the following:

  • 1. Click on the Firefox button and then go to Options

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Navigate to the Advanced panel and then go to the Network tab
  • Click on the Clear Now button in the Offline Storage section and then click OK

Decrease the size of your cache

Like many default settings in Windows, the Internet Explorer cache setting is not perfect. By default the cache is too large. Fortunately, it’s easy to decrease the size of browser cache to prevent bloat and speed up browsing. Here is how:

  • Click on the Tools button and go to Internet Options
  • Go to the General tab
  • Under Browsing history, click on the Settings button
  • In the window that appears, set the disk space to 50MB. In theory, you could set the cache size to as low as 8MB, but that will render the cache useless.
  • Click OK to apply the changes

Firefox has an option for you to resize the cache as well:

  • Click on the Firefox button and then click on Options
  • Go to the Advanced pane, check the Override automatic cache management and set the cache to 50MB
  • Click OK to close Options

Disable RSS feeds in Internet Explorer

Are you subscribed to any RSS feeds? If the answer is no, then you don’t need Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds. And if you are, then you probably use a third-party feed reader and don’t need Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds anyway. To add insult to injury, Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds slows down your browser. Who needs a useless feature that makes your computer slow? Disabling it is very easy:

  • Go to Tools, select Internet Options and select the Content tab
  • In the Feeds and Web Slices section, click on Settings
  • Uncheck everything and click OK

Enable pipelining in Firefox

HTTP pipelining is a feature that allows the browser to send multiple requests to a single socket without waiting for the corresponding responses. Enabling it can significantly speed up page loading.

To enable pipelining, do the following:

  • Open Firefox, type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter. Click I’ll be careful, I promise! if it appears

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Enter network.http.pipelining into the filter box
  • Double-click on network.http.pipelining to set the value to true
  • Now do the same for your proxy server. Find the value and check that network.http.proxy.pipelining is set to true as well
  • Now find and double-click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and set the number of pipelining requests to 8 and click OK. Eight is the maximum number of pipelining requests currently available
  • Return to browsing the Web and enjoy the extra speed!

These simple tips will help you speed up your browser and have a better Web experience. Please let us know in comments if you still facing any problem.

 

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Author – Liz Cornwell. Liz Cornwell is an experienced writer who currently works for Auslogics Software. Auslogics makes software to speed up and clean up your slow computer.