Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Save Money and Trees

To cover the costs of paper and toner, the library charges patrons who make printouts a fee of 10 cents per page. Before you print something out, you may want to find out how many pages will be printed to ensure you have enough money and that you're printing out only what you need.

First, click on File in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen and move the cursor to/click on Print Preview. A preview screen will appear. You’ll see at the bottom that there are X number of pages for the document. You can click on the printer icon located at the top left of this screen to print the document. You’ll get the print dialog box. Click on the Print button to complete the job.

If you decide that you don't want to print all the pages of the document, you can instead print just the portion of the document or Web site page that you need. To do this, using your mouse, right click and drag over the block of text on the document or Web site that you want to print, highlighting it. Click on File in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen and move the cursor to/click on Print. You'll get the print dialog box. If the All option is selected, the entire web page will print when you click OK. To avoid this, click the button labeled Selection versus All. Only the highlighted area will be printed when you click the Print button.