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  • Started 1 year ago by sheriff12
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sheriff12
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On 12/11/2012 I read on How-to geek an article called "Print only selected text from web pages". I have tried this advice a number of times, but I cannot get it to work the way it is described in the article. When I try this method of printing I either get nothing printed or an unedited version. I have followed the instructions to the letter. I have Windows 7 Ultimate and am using a MP280 Canon printer. How come I can't get it to print only what I want. I do tons of printing and this would save me a lot on ink. Thanks for any advice!

Posted 1 year ago
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vistual
Posts: 3135

would have been nice if you posted the link to the article. if possible try to post back with the link so that people know what youre referring to....

are you talking about text from within your browser?
a certain file type?
a certain program?

Posted 1 year ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

OP might be referring to this article.

sheriff12, What browser are you using? The above should work with Firefox or Internet Explorer. In Chrome, use ctrl+shift+p keys after selection.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
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I have always used that method. Works perfectly well. Why don't you experiment some more and rather than wasting paper, print to the XPS Document Writer. Then you just get a file.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistual
Posts: 3135

OPs first sentence ....
"On 12/11/2012 I read on How-to geek an article called "Print only selected text from web pages""

the article in that link was posted by Mysticgeek on 04/14/07
(???)

if just anything is fair game then i could have posted ....
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10451/print-only-selected-areas-of-a-spreadsheet-in-excel-2007-2010/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CAoQFjAB&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNH3c4dt5_VETz4ZqtuXzZYedFb7ig
or https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/80024/quick-tip-print-only-selected-area-from-excel-2007/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CBAQFjAD&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGzI_HLpOdXb3TpR9UUdBbjM-mgZQ
or https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/print-only-selected-area-from-excel-2003&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CBMQFjAE&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNFsSRpo3qdvZyEKKlBCdPUmEnWIdQ
or https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6064/print-only-what-you-want-with-printliminator/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CBgQFjAG&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHyGTOhyiZvpiqWwcRvo8lz3VRQMQ
or https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3976/print-only-what-you-need-in-internet-explorer-with-printee/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CBUQFjAF&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNF0yo90xrCTbTg9pEPZHOjknsSSWg
or, well you get the point. i mean so we're supposed to just guess what this person is talking about, right.

Posted 1 year ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

@vistual, yes you were aright we are not suppose to guess but I was assuming the OP was intelligent enough to put in quotes the title of the article. Maybe he/she does not know how to place a link in post , I do not know. That why I said "might" as that article and his post were the most relevant when you search "Print only selected text from web pages"" with the quotes in HTG. There was no mention of Excel, or spreadsheet or using third party extensions.

Likewise, I was also assuming the OP read the '07 article on 2012 which is not impossible since HTG archived articles even earlier than that date is accessible to people/members who visit the site and want to be informed or get help.

I suggested the link as part of the discussion so as if I was wrong, the OP can point to the right article and go on if he/she replies. But as I have said they are all my assumptions, if they are wrong... I apologize. Just explaining my previous post.

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vistual
Posts: 3135

G41M,
im with you my friend - in the dark on this .....
and it doesnt look like op's gonna check for feedback or to leave any more info.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

The usual first post customer - hit and run. It is not worth to invest time on those unless they stick around. I like LH's approach where he asks a 3 word question just to make sure the OP is serious.

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talker
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"The usual first post customer - hit and run. It is not worth to invest time on those unless they stick around. I like LH's approach where he asks a 3 word question just to make sure the OP is serious.
Reports: ยท Posted 1 month ago"
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As a very, very, casual user of Excel and a first post here, I doubt that there would be anything I could contribute to Excel conversations, but I find the words 'The usual first post customer - hit and run' hurtful.
Maybe the intent was not to be hurtful.
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Anyway, :
(???)
if just anything is fair game then i could have posted ....
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10451/print-only-selected-areas-of-a-spreadsheet-in-excel-2007-2010/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CAoQFjAB&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNH3c4dt5_VETz4ZqtuXzZYedFb7ig
or https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.howtogeek.com/80024/quick-tip-print-only-selected-area-from-excel-2007/&sa=U&ei=5ozkUPqQN4jE2gWP54GoBQ&ved=0CBAQFjAD&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGzI_HLpOdXb3TpR9UUdBbjM-mgZQ
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Also, I get 'Excel finds nothing to print', after going through the steps shown in the links above, and doing other chic 'mark/unmark' things to see a preview of 'only 'what is to be printed. My preview of PRINT shows all the rows even those not wanted in the actual Print.

Using:
Excel 2007
Win XP Pro
Seems I'm missing a chic mark somewhere, to enable the Print function, yet unable to find where that pesky location is.
Yes, am able to highlight rows I want to print.
Yes, am able to select Print area.
Yes, am able to see Print Preview, but showing all rows, not only selected.
Yes, will Print out, but prints out all the rows, including selected.
Yes, am going boinkers on this quest.
Assist appreciated.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Hi talker ,

Welcome to HTG ,

Can you start a New Topic for your post as it is different from OP.

Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

Hi talker, Once you have as many posts as I have, you'll know what I am talking about.

Posted 1 year ago
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talker
Posts: 2

Hi Guilty Sparks and whs,,
Thanky for the welcome.
Will spare you all the long side of why I'm called the Talker.
Funny how regardless of the number of books one accumultes, there still comes 'situations' that gets one on the knuckle crunching side of getting a thing done.
Ah, will just keep on eliminating things until my'ahaaa' shows up.
Have a good day and
Be Well

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

Strange thread. Looks like some posts have disappeared.

Talker, I think I was right.

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