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Clean Those Print Heads

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Q:
The print heads in my inkjet printer are clogged. I’m not sure how to go about cleaning them. Can you give me some tips?

A:
Sure, that’s no problem at all! Clogged print heads is a common problem with inkjet printers and I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at one point or another. Before we get started, I just want to say that it’s a… Continue reading

Buying Printer Guide

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Q:
I’ve been looking into buying a new printer. What are some things I should ask when I go to the store to actually buy it?

A:
This goes along perfectly with the quick tip above. Like I said, you should definitely ask the sales person to do a quick test print for you so you will be able to see exactly how your printer will act and… Continue reading

Test That Printer

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Test That Printer

If you are interested in buying a new printer, you should always test it before you actually buy it. You might be asking, “But how do I do that”? Well, all you need to do is ask one of the sales people at the store to run a test print for you.

Most printer display models are powered up and ready to print test pages, so it… Continue reading

Full Bleed Printing

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Full Bleed Printing

Have you ever heard of a printing feature called full bleed? Well, if you’re looking for a new way to print your pictures, brochures, business cards or any other projects you might be working on, you might be interested in this. Full bleed printing is basically a print setting that prints your items from one edge of the paper to the other, without any standard borders that… Continue reading

Printer Friendly

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Printer Friendly

Did you know that all of WorldStart’s tips have a Printer Friendly version along with them? Well, if you didn’t before, now you do! No matter what tip you’re looking at in our archives, you will find a printer friendly version for it. When you find a tip you want to read, click on it and a new page will appear on your screen… Continue reading

Print Jam

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Q:
Sometimes my printer will just stop working in the middle of a print job. What could be causing this?

A:
If your printer consistently stops printing, the cause may be a simple paper jam. A paper jam can be a reason for your printer to not even start the print job as well. Paper jams occur when the paper is torn, folded over just a… Continue reading

See the Print

Friday, April 7th, 2006

See the Print

When you go to print something, you go to File, Print, choose all of the settings the way you want them and then you click on the Print button to get the job going, right?

Well, what if what your printing is going to take a long time and you don’t want to sit there and wait on it, but when you come back, you would like… Continue reading

Printer Safety

Friday, March 24th, 2006

I’ve heard you talk about turning off computers every night for safety and to save electricity, but what about printers? Do those need to be turned off as well?



It basically comes down to how much you’re going to be printing. Most people usually use their computers off and on all day, so they leave them on all day and then just turn them off at… Continue reading

Print Double Sided

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

How do I print double sided?

The short answer: flip your paper over.

Now for a long answer…

Load only one sheet of paper into your printer.

Pay attention to how the paper feeds through (which side did it print to?)

Print Part of an AOL Email

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Q:
I use AOL and want to print out just part of an email. How can I do it?

A:
AOL won’t let you do selective printing the normal way. When you go to print, “Selection” is grayed out. BUT you can at least Print Preview and determine which pages you want to print.

Go up to “File” on the toolbar and you’ll see “Print Preview”.… Continue reading

Printing from Notepad

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

When I print a Notepad file, is it possible to change any settings, like the margins?



Notepad does let you control some aspects of printing. You can set margins and change your header and footer. I know it ain’t much, but what do you want for a plain text file creator?

Keep in mind that the changes you make will affect all docs… Continue reading

Printing Favorites

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Is there a way to print my Internet Explorer Favorites?

Yes and No. You don’t have an option where you can right click your favorites and choose Print or anything like that, but there is a procedure whereby you can create a printable HTML document.

First we need to create the HTML list. With

Cancelling Print Jobs

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Why is it when I go to cancel a print job, the printer just keeps on printing? Is there a way to clear out all of the print jobs I have going?

Ahh, the uncancelable printer job. I think we’ve all been there, desperately yanking paper out of the printer, frantically punching power switches, pounding on the computer with

Print the Whole Page

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

How can I print what appears on the screen completely? Many times it will cut off some of the right side of the material.

Many web designers are conscious of the fact that some people will want hard copies of their web pages. For these sites, you can just print in regular Portrait mode. At other sites, however, part

EZ Printing

Friday, November 19th, 2004

EZ Printing

Need to print a recently used document? Don’t waste the next 2 minutes of your life opening up Word, Excel, Notepad etc, then digging around for the document, finally opening it up, hitting the print button, and dealing with any dialog boxes that may pop up. I have a faster way you’re gonna love! Try this:

Click the Start button, My Recent Documents. Right-click the

Sharing Printers

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Sharing Printers

Do you have more than one computer but only one printer? If you have the computers networked together, you can enable printer sharing on the computer with the printer. This is done under the Network icon in the Control Panel .

Then, install the networked printer you created above on the second computer. You do this from the Printers folder in My Computer ( XP users… Continue reading

New Printer Installation

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Q:
I want to install a new printer. Do I need to remove my old one first?

A:
Nope. Windows supports multiple printers, so you can install the new printer without removing the old one. If you really want to ax the old one, click the Start button, Settings, Printers . Your printer screen will open up. Right-click the printer you want eliminated and select Delete from the… Continue reading

Quickie Printing

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Quickie Printing

Need to print a recently used document? Don’t waste time opening up the application you created it in, I’ve got a faster way.

Click the Start button , Documents . Right-click the document you want and select Print from the resulting menu. The document’s application will run, open the document, then print it for you. All automatically.

If you don’t see the document you want to print listed… Continue reading

Save Color Ink: Print in Grayscale

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Save Color Ink: Print in Grayscale

Printing is expensive, especially when you’re printing out web pages and such because there is so much color ink involved.

Well, if you don’t mind black & white, you should be able to set your printer to print in either a grayscale or B&W mode by default. You can later turn this option off if you decide you need a document printed in color.… Continue reading

Web Page Printing: Date, Time, URL, etc.

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Do you like to print out web pages? If so, do you become annoyed at all the header and footer information that gets printed on each and every page? You know, the web address, title, date, mother’s maiden name, etc? Internet Explorer and Firefox let you do this.

Well, with Internet Explorer, you can get that adjusted right out of there, or customize it. Here’s how:

1. Click… Continue reading

How to not print webpage backgrounds

Monday, November 15th, 2004

It’s a matter of ink consumption, or perhaps some people just don’t want the distraction of a background when they’re printing a web page. Whatever the case may be, a few folks have contacted me with questions on how to print a web page without the backgrounds. I’m glad to say that not only do I have an answer, but it’s super easy to do, too! Let’s do this!

With… Continue reading

Color Printing Issues

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Q:
When I print in color green comes out blue and yellow comes out white. How do I correct this.

A:
First, let’s start with how an inkjet printer works: everything you see is made up of 3 colors—magenta (red), cyan (blue), and yellow. Some printers have a seperate black cartridge, while others create black using a combination of all three.

When you choose a color, your computer… Continue reading

Selective Printing

Friday, November 12th, 2004

I’d like to print just a few sentences from an email, rather than the whole thing. Can you show me how to do that?



Every day I get email, like the one above, asking how to print just part of a web page or e-mail. With this much demand, I just have to show ya how it’s done!

First, you need to know… Continue reading

Export and Print Your Address Book

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Did you know that you can export your Address Book so it can be used by database programs, label making software, and more? Of course you do, I mentioned it a few seconds ago.

OK, first let me tell you about .csv files. These are simple text files that show data as “comma-seperated values”. If you bring a .csv file up in Notepad you’ll see data separated by commas. So… Continue reading

Q:
When I try to print my Outlook Express Address Book it prints each name on a different page. Is there a way to get around this?

A:
With Pre-XP Service Pack 2 Outlook Express, when you click the Print button in the address book, it spits out each contact on a separate page. I too found this annoying and imagined a bleak future without trees.

Then, one… Continue reading

The Inkjet Refill Debate

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Cheryl from MI asks:

Should I buy those inkjet refills or budget inks?

You want to save some money by buying ink refills? Well, in general, I recommend not using refills.

They are probably OK for printers with ink nozzles that are NOT built into the cartridge (like Canon

Landscape Printing

Friday, November 12th, 2004

How can I print what appears on the screen completely? Many times it will cut off some of the right side of the material.

Many web designers are conscious of the fact that some people will want hard copies of their web pages. For these sites, you can just print in regular Portrait mode. At other sites, however, part

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