Running an inkjet printer isn't cheap, but sometimes it's useful to print out a web page for future reference. But if you want to print only the important parts of a page, in order to save time and ink, it can be tricky.
The PrintFriendly site at www.printfriendly.com can be really helpful. Just go to the site in your browser and enter the address of the web page you want to print. Within a couple of seconds you'll see a highly print-optimized version of the page, ready to print. Even better, click on any sentence in the print-friendly view and it instantly disappears, so you can tweak the image until only the sections you really need are displayed. Then, when everything is just the way you want it, you're ready to print.
Using a site such as this not only saves paper and ink, but also means that you can easily keep printed versions of important information without any additional content. A page that might normally have taken 3 sheets of paper in order to accommodate all the extra panels, adverts, headers and images, can be cut down to just a single, more manageable page, thus making it much easier to find the information in your files at a later date.
And with the added ability of the site to generate your selected view as a PDF, you could even file those tweaked pages electronically in something like Microsoft OneNote, thus making the retrieval process even more simple. See http://www.onenote.com/ for the download.
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