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Print Selection*

There are times when you want to print something from a Web Page, but you want to print ONLY a certain selection, without all the graphics and without all the other text.

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), you can choose to print your selection this way:

  1. Put your mouse cursor just in front of the beginning of the text you wish to print out;
  2. LEFT-click the mouse AND HOLD DOWN THE BUTTON;
  3. While holding down the button, drag the cursor to the end of the text you wish to print;
  4. Release the button;
  5. The text you chose has now been "highlighted";
  6. Then, in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click on "File", then click on "Print";
  7. When the dialog opens, click in the little round circle in front of "Selection";
  8. Then click "OK".
  9. That will print out ONLY the text you selected.
    (NOTE:  If you included any graphics in the selection, they will print out also.)

The pages on this website are best viewed at a resolution of 1024x768, or, at the least, 800x600.  If you are still using a resolution of 640x480, or smaller, you really need to change your Windows properties so that the resolution is at least 800x600.  (Nowadays, it is very rare that anyone writing web pages worries about those who are still using a resolution of 640x480;  I try to make these pages viewable at that small resolution, but it doesn't always work out.  PLEASE use at least 800x600 if possible!)

To change these properties, minimize everything you are using.  (Minimizing everything is easily, and quickly, done by holding down the WinKey [the one on the bottom row of your keyboard, with the Windows logo on it], and pressing the "D" key).

  1. Then "right-click" an empty space on your Desktop;
  2. Left-click on "Properties";
  3. Left-click on the "Settings" tab;
  4. In the "Screen Area" section, move the slider to the right until the text says "800 by 600 pixels" (or whatever new resolution you want);
  5. Click "OK".

(*You can also use the above instructions to "highlight" text and "save" it, to paste somewhere else.)


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Created on ... October 18, 2002