Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday

Want to know a way to use less printer ink? Next time you want to print out only part of a page, highlight what you want to print (just left-click and hold the button down as you drag over the desired passage). Then, when the "print" box pops up, look at the "Print Range" box in the lower left. Click the button next to "selection," then click 'print.' Now your printer will only print what you highlighted.

I learned this the hard way a while back. Clicked on 'print' and came back to find the darn printer had done up roughly 30 pages.


Oh, and don't forget...if you don't need a nice copy, use the 'quick print' option under preferences!

I haven't participated in Works for Me Wednesday in a while, mostly because I'm in awe of the brilliant tips found there each week. You want to see some great ideas? Pay a visit:
http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/

7 comments:

Rhen (yestheyareallmine) said...

So very, very true!!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
:)

PinkJeweledCat said...

This is a very good tip. I print this way most of the time, if I'm not wanting to print an entire thing, and only want part of it. Ta for now dahling!

Mandi said...

This is a great tip - I did not know you could do this! I have had the same 30 page problem before - ugh!

Thanks for helping me save ink cause I homeschool and so we go through a lot of it!! ( :

Thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment (love getting 'em!) I love brussel sprouts also - although I was never introduced to them until a few years ago! Yum!

Kyle said...

I always forget to do this, great tip! I see the box 'print selected' and I always say I should do that but don't, need to start, would save a ton of ink!

Melissa Markham said...

I think this is an awesome tip! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I do look for items that I might use two or three weeks out. My son loves Banquet chicken fingers dinners. They are normally 1.25 and this week they were .79. We stocked up;)

Happy shopping:)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Great tip, Clare. Thanks.

Oiyi said...

That's an awesome tip.