Friday, May 1, 2009

PrintWhatYouLike.com

Aligned with yesterday's post, is another Eco-friendly printing alternative known as Printwhatyoulike.com. This free online editor lets you format any Web page for printing. There is no downloading require as with GreenPrint World since the editor runs through your browser. This allows for saving money and contributes to helping the environment by reducing paper and ink usage. Printwhatyoulike also eliminates copying and pasting by condensing the content to just what you want to print.

To get started with your printing, you would enter the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the Web page you want to print (for example www.whatever.com) and click go. This takes you to the page and the Printwhatyoulike tool bar opens on the left of the screen where you can customize the page for printing. The tool bar has different options allowing you to select a portion of the text on the page, increase or decrease the selection, remove images, remove background, change the font type and size, add pages to make one complete document, save your changes as a PDF (Portable Document Format) or HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), and there is an auto format button that lets the editor do the formatting for you. You can view the edited document in the print preview window prior to printing. Its really nice, at least I think so. Easy to follow directions as well as a video tour are on Printwhatyoulike home page: http://www.printwhatyoulike.com

In addition to going to the Printwhatyoulike Web site and entering the Web page you would like to print, there is also a feature called Bookmarklet (http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/bookmarklet) that you can place in your bookmarks tool bar. When you want to print the Web page you are on, you just click on the bookmarklet in your bookmarks tool bar. The printwhatyoulike tool bar will open on the left of the page and you can make changes to the page prior to printing. When you are finished close the bookmarklet and only your edited page will remain. You can print it out or save it to a PDF or HTML document as previously mentioned.

Hope this will be of help to everyone that prints from the Web. It certainly has been for me.

As always, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

2 comments:

in christ, james said...

thanks ava. following your tips and information is awesome. keep it up

AvaByGrace said...

Thank you James for this and your previous comments. It means a lot to know someone is reading the information and actively using it. Thanks again.

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

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