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 can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?

How can I visualize which folders and files are taking up all of the space on my hard drive? I'm getting some conflicting reports on the size of hard drive contents. Namely what is and isn't there ...
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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 can I print out a PDF substituting pixels for blue pixels?

I have no more black ink in my Canon MP560 printer. All other colors print fine. I need to print out an online train ticket. When I print it out, I can't see any of the page that is in black (most ...
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Printing background colours in Chrome

I'm trying to print a php generated document in Chrome. On the browser it looks fine, but my printer will not print any coloured backgrounds. I know that IE has an option to print background but ...
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Print PDF file without background

Sometimes I need to print a pdf file that has a black background or some heavy background images, and that sucks up a lot of ink. Is there any method to remove the background from PDF files before ...
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How to print in black and white when a color ink cartridge is out of ink

I'm getting the following error message in HP Photosmart C7200 series print dialog: The printer is out of ink. The following ink cartridges are empty: Magenta. Replace these ink cartridges ...
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Is it possible to invert text and background colors in a PDF when printing?

I have an existing PDF with a totally black background and all text is white. Is there a way to get the text to print black and the black background to not print at all? I have Bluebeam and Adobe ...
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How to prevent cells from printing in Excel

How can I prevent the contents of specific cells (or entire row or column) from printing in Excel, while keeping them visible on the screen when I'm editing the file? Ideally I should be able to do ...
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How to print documents to pictures (gif, bmp etc.) on windows

What is the easiest way to capture the printout of a document in a picture (i.e. GIF, BMP etc.)? Making a screenshot does not help, since the printout is different and larger than the screen. Is there ...
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How can I print a textfile on the command prompt in Windows?

How can I print the content of a textfile on the command prompt in Windows? In Linux I can do this with less textfile.txt, more textfile.txt or cat textfile.txt What is the command for this in ...
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How to change the Google Chrome default print margins

In Chrome, the default print margins are narrow. I would like the default to be wider. Is there a way to make them wider?
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Specify different username when printing to a lpr printer

My school requires me to use a different username than my Windows username in order to print. With Linux lpr I could just specify -U username, but there is no such option for Windows lpr (and even if ...
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How to get the Excel header on each print page to be the first row of the table

I need the first row in an Excel spreadsheet to print as the header on all pages.
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Print a series of PDF files

Is there a way to print several PDF files at once? I have a bunch of individual files that I want to print (about 42). Printing each one is tedious. Does anyone know a way to print a whole series ...
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How can I copy a print file to a networked printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88V network printer. I can print to it using the printer driver. But I need to copy a "print file" to the printer using the command line, and this causes problems. I cannot use ...
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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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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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Print spooler starts and automatically stops when “Add Printer” clicked

I am facing tough time with this print spooler. Don't know what is wrong with it. Attached is the screenshot 1: The above error message makes you feel that print spooler is not running but I ...
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Print only the annotations of a pdf

I have a pdf that has been annotated, and would like to print (or extract) just the annotations (it's a long pdf that's relatively sparsely annotated). Is this possible?
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Print From Browser Using Screen CSS?

is it possible to ask a browser to print using the screen CSS rather than the print CSS?
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Make the Print dialog ask for confirmation when printing the entire document

It happens too often that I'm only wanting to print one page, but I move too fast and the entire document starts printing. Is there a way to set up a large Word document to verify that I only want ...
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How do I set traditional printer settings from a Modern UI app (Reader)?

How do I change settings such as print quality and duplexing when printing from a Modern UI app? Or, better yet, access all the traditional settings including greyscale, watermarks, mirroring, scaling,...
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How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple pages....
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Print an ASCII file to a printer connected through USB

From my working program, I need to print an ASCII file to a printer connected through USB. So far this was working fine as we used LPT1 with the following command. Type filename > prn But the ...
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Changing a number in each time I print

I have an Excel sheet I use as an invoice. I want to print 100 pages and I want the invoice number to change from 1 to 100, so that each paper will have different invoice number. How can I do this?
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How can I easily make printer-friendly pages of any website?

I tried printing out a short story from http://www.americanliterature.com and it came out with huge margins. The page is set up as a table with 3 columns. The left and right ones have space for ads ...
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Need a fast, reliable PDF Printer [closed]

I need to install a PDF Printer on a system we have. The program is set to automatically print a report, and I want this report printed as a PDF file. It needs to be fast, reliable, hopefully ...
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How to convert a PDF document to PNG?

Is there a free way to convert a PDF document to a PNG image?
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Could I save printer's ink/toner by changing the font?

I'm developing a Microsoft Word document that reached more than 200 pages and I want to print it using my Laserjet or my father's Inkjet printer. I can save paper using both sides of each sheet, ...
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How do I print with the screen stylesheet?

A number of websites that I use have really bad stylesheets for the print media, but their screen stylesheets are quite good. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore the print stylesheet and ...
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How can I automatically convert all source code files in a folder (recursively) to a single PDF with syntax highlighting?

I would like to convert source code of a few projects to one printable file to save on a usb and print out easily later. How can I do that? Edit First off I want to clarify that I only want to print ...
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How to print a large page on multiple smaller pages?

How can I print a larger page (A3) on multiple (two) smaller pages (A4)? This is sometimes called "poster printing", since the objective is to join the smaller printed pages together to form a larger ...
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IPP Printing from Windows 7 Ultimate

I have network IPP working on Ubuntu and Windows XP. On my Windows 7 instance, it refuses to acknowledge the remote server connection. Can anyone suggest how to configure this correctly? My install ...
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How to get WYSIWYP (print what you see) in a web browser?

When I print a web page from my browser, I expect to get on paper exactly the content I'm seeing in the browser. To be precise: I expect the browser to render the same page contents the same way, ...
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Printing an A3 (Word) document on an A4 printer

Is there a way to print an A3 sized document on an A4 printer? So I want 2 A4 sheets per A3/Word page. I can export to pdf / something else if Word can't do this. (For anyone unfamiliar with A3 and ...
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Possible to print to PDF from Mac terminal?

Is it possible to take a file and print it to a PDF using nothing but terminal commands? I am guessing you would somehow make use of the lpr command, but I have yet to discover the correct syntax.
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Can you make MS Word display a black background with white text, but print the inverse?

I am documenting some software in MS Word. I want white text on black background when viewing on the computer (it saves eyes and power), but I want black text on white background to save ink in case ...
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Printing PDF books

I've been taking up reading some of Sonatype's Maven books, available online, but I find it more relaxing to read on paper rather than on screen. Still, loose A4 sheets do not bring me close enough ...
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Why do printers have resident fonts, and how do I use them?

Many printers specify that they have resident fonts--often dozens of them. I could understand why this was necessary years ago, when perhaps the choice was to use a resident font or to print the whole ...
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Windows can see Ubuntu Server printer, but can't print to it

I have an old desktop that I'm trying to set up as a home backup/print server. Backup was trivial, but am having issues getting the printing to work. The printer is connected to the server running ...
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How to print an image over several sheets of paper

I want to print a single image that will ultimately be almost 2 metres high, and it's perfectly all right for me to do so by printing several A3 sheets of paper and gluing them onto a big piece of ...
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Is there a simple way to print multiple images on the same page in Mac OS X?

I'm looking for a simple way to print multiple images on the same page. The default image printing function in Windows lets me select how many images I want on each page. How do I do this on the Mac? ...
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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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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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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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How can I print with DosBox?

I'm looking for a version of dosbox with print support I saw the answers to this question Using a printer in Dosbox but I didn't manage to make it work
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Printer Font Question on Windows

I've got two problems printing out program listings on web pages from Sun's website, using Firefox in Windows, and was wondering how I might diagnose/correct the problem. Here's an example page. The ...
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How do I increase the resolution of an existing image in Gimp?

I need to obtain a print quality image from an existing image. The image dimensions are 1024 x 768 pixels, and the print size is 12 inches x 8 inches. The current resolution is 64 x 64 pixels per ...
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How to save printer-friendly version as HTML?

Example: Amazon AWS account activity contains a "printer friendly version". It displays another window with a printer-optimized version of my billing statement and opens print dialog. When I print, ...
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Restrict print copies on a PDF

We have a very specific use case for an application we're developing, where a user will be presented with a PDF document, which they can print off. However, we need to be able to restrict the PDF so ...