Archive for ‘printing

How to make any webpage into a printable PDF file

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Something I hear from clients from time to time – “I tried to print this web page, and when it printed it’s all messed up! What’s wrong with my printer?”  However, the problem is not with the printer – it’s working fine. But there is a solution.   Here’s the underlying problem. A web […] Read more »

The HP printer fiasco and what I recommend

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A lot of major corporations these days are doing some pretty sketchy things. Recently HP confirmed that they are definitely on the list of companies who don’t mind doing sneaky/slimy things to their customers just to make more money.   I’ve been wary of HP for a long time, mainly because of what I […] Read more »

How to make ANY website printer-friendly

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Ever try to print a web page?  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  The reason for this is that website content is designed to be displayed on your computer screen, not sent to the printer to be put on paper.  So even though it looks perfect on your monitor, the printed page is often completely […] Read more »

How to share your printer with anyone, over the internet

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It’s pretty common now for a house to have several computers and one printer.  Our house has been that way for a while – we all share the one printer, and most of the time it works out fine.  Sometimes, however, it would be nice to share the printer with someone else – maybe someone […] Read more »

How to save printer ink

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Here in my area (Clearwater, Florida) the price for a gallon of gas is running around $2.30 to $2.40. That’s less than three dollars to be able to drive my car about 35 miles. Now let’s compare that to the cost of another expensive liquid: inkjet printer ink. An inkjet printer cartridge […] Read more »

How to print a web page

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I sometimes get asked this question: “How can I print a web page? Every time I print, the text goes off the side of the page, or the pictures don’t line up correctly, or I waste a bunch of ink because it prints this big background image.” To answer this, you have to […] Read more »

Stop that printer!

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A couple of items this week…“Shorpy is a photo blog about what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living, back when not having a job usually meant not eating“. Check it here. This week’s video is some pretty amazing female gymnastics/acrobatics: Ever had this […] Read more »