Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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How to print Acrobat PDF file without the images

I have a image-heavy PDF file and want to print part of it. Is there a way to print it without the images, but preserving the file layout (Save as Text is not an option, because it breaks the layout). ...
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Enabling “USB Printing Support” in Windows 7

I'm trying to use an old parallel-port based printer with a USB-to-parallel port adapter on Windows 7. When I plug it into the USB port on the computer it's listed as an unrecognized device. I know ...
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Network printer - can each computer connect directly to the printer?

Our printer died, and we ordered a new printer, a network printer this time. The previous one was connected via USB to one Windows computer, and the other computers could print using the shared ...
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Printing from Windows 7 command line

I'm looking to automate some printing in Windows 7. Ideally from command line. Just as if I would've right-clicked and selected "Print". Tried the command: C:\>print /D:"CutePDF Writer" test.txt ...
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How much more will a high-dpi image cost to print? [closed]

I'm aware that with an inkjet printer, printing a higher dpi image will require a huge amount of additional ink. However I was wondering in the case of a color laser printer, do we need more toner to ...
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Why does Adobe Reader 9 report that a document could not be printed because there were no pages?

When I try to print a PDF I get a message box that says "the document could not be printed". I then get another message box that says "there were no pages selected to print". The sender could print it....
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How to generate a PDF from a series of images?

I have a series of images (a scanned book, actually) that I want to make into a PDF in A4 format. Why I'm doing this: I'm helping a less computer savvy person in a different country to get a printed ...
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How do I print from the Reader app on Windows 8?

I was delighted to discover that the Reader app that comes with Windows 8 could open PDF files. However, I cannot find a way to print from that app. When I right-click there is nothing on the bottom ...
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What is the difference between 'Preferences' and 'Printing Defaults' on Printer Properties?

When you go into Printer Properties (e.g. from the Control Panel), there is a button called 'Preferences' on the 'General' tab and another button called 'Printing Defaults' on the 'Advanced' tab. ...
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How to I preview prints in Excel 2007 when I have no printer at hand?

How can I preview my Excel document before printing, when there is no printer installed? Simply choosing "Microsoft XPS Writer" or "Fax" as a default printer doesn't do the trick, system balks with "...
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What advantage does a 2400x600 dpi printer have over a 1200x1200 dpi printer?

I've seen laser printers with a resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi and, strangely, 2400x600 dpi. As the measure is dots per inch, not Kdots on a page or something (where a higher vertical resolution might ...
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Photocopying using a separate scanner and printer

I have 2 printers. HP Deskjet F2235 - designated scanner (has printing issues) Brother HL-2040 - designated printer (doesn't have a scanner) Just by using those two both connected to the same ...
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Print range - print from page x until end of document

Is there any way in Microsoft Word in the print range box to print from page 3 for example to the end of the document without entering the last page number? I've tried the likes of : 12-* 12 onwards ...
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Two printers on Windows 7 with different settings?

I want to create two different print settings so that with one click I can choose to print landscape/legal or portrait/letter. I'm using Windows 7. I'm trying several different approaches to get ...
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Most convenient way to get a “2up” (2 pages per physical page / sheet) option for LPR?

I'm looking for something similar to How to convert a 1 page PDF to a 2 page per sheet PDF?, but that works like LPR instead of a PDF file converter. This institution has a custom version of lpr that ...
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Can I create a windows print queue that works like dev/null?

I want to create a windows print queue where all jobs added to that queue simply vanish. They don't print, they don't accumulate... they just quietly go away. Can this be done?
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Character spacing in word equations wrong when printed

In MS Word 2013 (Office 365 version) I wrote a document that contains some equations (using the Microsoft Equation Editor, not the Equation Tools). After printing it, I noticed bad character spacing ...
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Windows 10 printer works only after suspend cycle

When printing documents to our office network printer (HP Officejet Pro 8500) under Windows 10 Enterprise, I get printer errors (offline, unavailable, unknown, ...), despite the fact that the printer ...
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Disable “Print…” in Context menu of selected text in Chrome

When I select some text on page, displayed in the Chrome web-browser, and click with my right button, context menu opens. It has three options: "Copy", "Search %YOUR.SEARCH.ENGINE.NAME for '%SELECTED....
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Gibberish when printing PDFs

Sometimes when printing PDFs on my Windows XP with an HP photosmart 2410 printer the text becomes gibberish. It's kind of hard to describe, so I've scanned in an affected page below: (not very good ...
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Does there exist a folder content reporter with printing and filtering?

Is there a utility that will generate a list of all file-names of a particular type in a given folder, and allow that list to be printed? Windows search fulfills my UI wish-list but the search ...
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Adobe Acrobat - How To Print Shaded Areas

I have a PDF document which has shaded areas (code fragments, to be precise) and I am looking to print the document out with shading in tact. The shading is light grey (as used on www.stackoverflow....
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Excel file printing forcing margins

When I set my margins all to 0cm, and I have a portrait oriented page, the first top left cell in excel is like 2-3 mm from the top left corner of the page which is perfectly fine. However when I turn ...
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how can I print from a different subnet than the printer?

I have a printer which is located in a different sub network than my computer, using my computer I can reach the printer trough Ping, tracert shows correct path. But I still cannot print from my ...
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Printing PDFs directly from Finder in OS X

I'm looking for a way to print multiple PDF files directly from within Finder. I have a duplex printer (HP Color LaserJet CP2025) and I want to use duplex printing as default. Any suggestions? ...
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Can I disallow printing with parent controls on Snow Leopard?

I have two children under 4 who are quite computer-savvy, and have their own account managed by parental controls to restrict what they can do an see. However, I haven't found a way to disallow them ...
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Browser freezes when attempting to print - no printers installed message

I'm running Windows XP on a work machine and sometimes when attempting to print from a browser it freezes for a while (1-2 minutes) and finally shows a pop up saying: No printers installed. ...
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Have OS X send wake on lan before printing to shared printer

I have a MacBook that prints to a shared Windows 7 printer. Sometimes the Windows machine is asleep, and the Mac will just queue up its print requests. I recently created a script to send a wake-on-...
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Using OpenOffice.org, is there a way to print not only the content, but also the comments for a document?

I received a Word document with comments attached. The material added inline appears in a print preview, but none of the annotated comments do. Is there a way to print everything?
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Assign IP address to a Virtual Printer

Is it possible to assign an IP to a virtual PDF Printer? Is there any Virtual printer software that automatically can do this?
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Outlook 2007: Automatically mark a mail when printed

I am looking for a solution for my Outlook 2007. I don’t know if it is possible, but what I need is, that each time I print a mail, it automatically get marked in some way, either by a flag or a ...
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Condensing into multiple pdf pages per sheet, via command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page instead of one. I can easily open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page ...
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How to print the list of running processes, in Windows

What tool should I be using so that I can easily print a list with all the processes that are currently running in Windows? Or maybe there are some commands I could use. Any suggestions?
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Can't change CUPS settings on Mac OS X

I am accessing cups through the Mac web interface locally and need to change some settings. I typed in the address (http://127.0.0.1:631) and went to the admin panel (no login required). I went to ...
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How can I transform a PDF to get the same PDF but with four Pages on one?

At my university we have a web service which allows us to upload PDF files and print them. Sometimes I want to print two or even four pages of the document on one page of the paper. As the online ...
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CUPS : Creating a dummy printer directing to dev/null

I used following command , is there anything wrong with it ? lpadmin -p lp0 -E -v /dev/null -m raw
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Is there a way to fit two pages on one page in MS Excel when printing?

I have a table in Excel. It is 2 pages long, but only half-page wide. Is there a way to print both parts of this table on one page, so one next to another? I don't want to move the data, I would like ...
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Printing without a spooler

I have a non-root account on a shared server, on which the system administrators do not support printing because of past experience with stalled and runaway jobs. For the same reason, they do not ...
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How to stitch (paged) web pages together into one page for printing

Is there a way to stitch (paged) web pages together? For example, I want to print out this thread, but it is divided into 10 sections; How can I join them together to make printing easier and more ...
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How can I print legible text in a font size <1.5?

For biological research, I need to print characters so tiny that 2 of them fit in less than 0.5 mm, which I will read under a microscope. I am currently printing from Excel at font size of 1.5, using ...
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Notepad++ Print Selection?

Is there a way to print just the selected lines (or a range of lines) in my source document? I could cut and paste a selection to a new Notepad++ tab, but then I lose the line numbers!
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VMware - Not printing in order

I am using vmware workstation 7. Guest is Windows XP. The host OS is Windows 7. When I queue the printer with multiple documents, the printer doesn't print in order. It seems to print the smaller size ...
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How do printers receive documents from computers? Internal Queueing?

I have had trouble finding any actual information of how printers actually handle printing data. All OSes as far as I know have a "print queue" which seemingly buffers printed documents out to the ...
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Print code with syntax highlighting on a Mac

What could I use to print javascript, php or css code in colour? I've tried the following: Textmate Dreamweaver CS3 Firefox viewsource extension saving webpage as a pdf All of these result in ...
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Print jpg's with file names

I have MS Office 2010, Windows Paint. Prefer to print multiple photos on a page with their filenames. Any suggestions? I am using office computer so I cannot install any software.
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How can I print source code on OS X with line numbers?

I'm looking through some of Wordpress' core code and would like to print it out to review. I'm looking for a tool that defaults to a monospace font can wrap long lines possibly print line numbers ...
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How can I print Excel spreadsheet files automatically?

My company has computer-generated reports that come out as Excel spreadsheets which are emailed to the Billing Department. They would like these reports to be automatically printed as they are ...
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Print PDF file with file path in footer

I would like to print a PDF on windows, but want to print the path of the PDF file in the footer of the printed document (like I am able to do in Word). We are using either Adobe Reader or Foxit ...
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Cost of running colour laser printers

Has anyone got a good list of the costs of running colour laser printers, both for colour and black that take into account different usage volumes. E.g if the dram needs replacing after 20,000 pages, ...
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Anybody still making inkjet printers with parallel port interfaces?

I need small inkjet printers with parallel port interfaces. Unfortunately, it looks like all the big manufacturers have moved fully to USB and ethernet/wireless. Adapters won't work. These are for ...