Firefox: Format Pages for Printing

Here's a great Firefox extension for those pages that don't have a "Print" option.

The developers describes it this way:
"Allows editing of the web page content while in Print Preview mode. Editing the web page prior to printing can compact the layout and remove unwanted content such as adverts, sidebars and blank pages. Any element can be formatted, hidden or deleted."
This add-on is currently compatible with Firefox versions Firefox 3.6 - 5.*
Perfect for those of us who've been looking for a way to print web pages with proper formatting. :)

Print Edit :: Add-ons for Firefox

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by Rfine (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 19:17  (75786)

It is fantastic and I've used it for a while now. Last week I switched to using Firefox Aurora due to it's much improved memory usage and quicker startup and guess what, I can't get PrintEdit to work properly anymore. I had to go back to using the "PrintWhatYouLike" Bookmarklet until PrintEdit is updated to work with Firefox 6 & 7 builds. If you are still using Firefox 4 or 5, PrintEdit is on the "must have" list!

by rhiannon on 18. July 2011 - 21:04  (75794)

Rfine; There are few ways to force add-on compatibility, with the add-n Nightly Tester Tools probably the easiest. You can also change the settings in about:config (a search will produce many results).

I tend to wait until all my favorite add-ons will work with the newest version of Firefox, but if there's an extension you can't live without it's an option. :) Rhiannon

by Rfine (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 23:18  (75798)

Thanks for the suggestion Rhiannon. I always use the "Add-on Compatibility Reporter" extension when testing developer versions of Firefox. All my favorite extensions are working fine with this compatibility add-on except PrintEdit. When activating PrintEdit in Firefox 7 the URL bar and my bookmark bar disappear and never come back when exiting PrintEdit. I must restart firefox to get them back. I guess I should be happy that all my other extensions work well. I really like the new performance in Aurora so I will have to wait for a fix.
Have a great day Rhiannon!

by Rfine (not verified) on 19. July 2011 - 2:21  (75805)

*** Update ***
I just found version 5.1 of PrintEdit designed to work with version 6 of Firefox. I works with version 7 also. Printing from Firefox is good again! :-)

by rhiannon on 19. July 2011 - 18:58  (75849)

Rfine; Excellent! I'm happy when all my Firefox add-ons work too.
Thanks for the update on Print Edit running on Firefox Aurora. :)

by GreedyLlama (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 7:51  (75740)

I am using XP SP3 and have just installed this extension. It looks really nice and I expect it will save me ink, paper and loads of time. Thanks Rhiannon. Keep the tips coming.

by rhiannon on 18. July 2011 - 17:46  (75773)

GreedyLlama: You're welcome. I agree it will save ink and paper - I can't count the number of times I've printed a web page that includes a few sheets with very little on them. Print preview helps but this is better. :)

by JF (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 5:13  (75734)

Looks great - but when I try to install the download it says it doesn't know to which program it belongs... Running Windows XP, Firefox 5.0 (says there are no updates)...

by JF (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 5:37  (75735)

Well, did succeed when going into the extensions page of Firefox and searching for Print Edit...

by rhiannon on 18. July 2011 - 17:48  (75776)

JF: The link in article didn't take you to the Mozilla add-on page for Print Edit?

by rhiannon on 18. July 2011 - 17:44  (75772)

JF: I'm glad you got it working. :)

by Ancient Flyboy on 18. July 2011 - 3:04  (75730)

This can be handy for saving ink and paper too.

by joseph w gizmo on 18. July 2011 - 2:27  (75729)

I've been using this add-on for some time, I must state that it's on my top 10 list of firefox add-ons, it's really a great add-on, I highly recommend it.

by Emmers (not verified) on 18. July 2011 - 0:47  (75724)

What a great add-on for printing in Firefox! Thanks for this helpful find, Rhiannon. I downloaded it immediately.

by rhiannon on 18. July 2011 - 0:54  (75725)

I'm happy you like it Em. :)

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