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Go Mouse Free in the Print Dialogue Window

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Go Mouse Free in the Print Dialogue Window

So, here’s a quick tip for those of you who usually don’t print an entire file. Maybe you only print certain pages, slides, etc. and you prefer to use key combinations whenever possible.

If that sounds like you, here are a few ideas for printing only what you need, quickly and without the mouse!

First, I’m sure you all know that Ctrl + P will open the print dialogue window.

But once you’re in there, if you want to make adjustments, do you automatically reach for the mouse?

If so, take a careful look at these options first:

Notice the underlined letters for things like print what, current page, pages, etc.? (Take a minute to look at whichever MS Office program’s Print dialogue window you have handy. You’ll see they’re all over the place!)

If you combine the Alt key with an underlined letter, you’ll make that choice or you’ll move to the drop down list associated with it.

(For those of you who currently “tab” your way through every possible choice in the window, you’ll find this method goes directly to your point of interest, making it much more efficient).

When everything is to your liking, you can simply hit the Enter key and you’re printing mouse free!

~ April

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