Tech Tip #8–Print a selection off a webpage

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Today’s tip: Print a selection off a Webpage

Category: Printing

Q: I only want to print part of the webpage, not the entire thing. How do I quickly print just a selection?

A: Another reason for printing only part of a page is that you might want to save paper. To print a portion of a page:

  • highlight the desired text
  • press Ctrl+P
  • in the Print dialog box: in Print Range (or similar), click Selection, then OK

Now, only the selected portion of the Web page will print.

You can also print only the text, leaving out the ads etc. Compare the first inset below to the second, printed through a browser extension called Readability:

One final option: If you’re using software (like MS Word), you can use a variety of screenshot programs to grab just a piece of your page. Check Tech Tip #116 in 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom. for more on this.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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