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Selective Printing

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 that this does not work with every system out there. This tip only works if both your printer driver and the software application you’re using supports this little trick. So, take this for what it’s worth.

Here’s how it usually works:

First, select the area you would like to print.


Next, from the File menu, select Print…

When the printer dialog box comes up, look for an option for Selection, in a Print Range frame. Again, not all printers / software support this.

Click OK.

Oh, one more thing. If you can’t print a selection, you can always copy and paste the stuff you want into a word processor and print it from there. Sure, it’s not nearly as much fun, but it’s better than printing out eight pages of junk just to get a small section of text.

~ Steve