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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Can a printer print white color?

I was reading about different color models, when this question hit my mind. Can the CMYK color model generate white color? Printers use CMYK color mode. What will happen if I try to print a white ...
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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 to convert a PDF document to PNG?

Looking for a free way to convert a PDF document to an image.
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How could I save on ink when printing this map?

I need a map of the SMC campus, but I'm really sick of running out of ink after printing one thing and then having to pay ridiculous sums of money to buy more ink. The map is here: I would print ...
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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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How to resume CUPS printer from command line?

I have printer in CUPS that due to driver problems (HP 1010) from time to time goes into pause. I would like to write a shell script that will execute once per hour to resume a printer in CUPS. But ...
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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 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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Two-page view in Word, shouldn't the first page be on the right?

Greetings Superusers, I'm putting together a lengthy document in Word, and it's going to be printed and bound duplex. I've put page-numbers "outside" etc, and all is pretty. The problem is, in the ...
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How can I make Windows *actually* print multiple pages per sheet?

Office 2007 and 2010 have a setting in the print dialog that allows you to print multiple pages per sheet: However, when I try to print 4 copies of a page with 4 pages per sheet, I get 4 pages with ...
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How do I calculate the cost of printing a given page?

I have seen questions like How much does a square inch of ink cost and How much more will a high-dpi image cost to print?, but mine isn't asking neither about a specific case, nor about how much ...
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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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How can you invert the colors of a PDF?

I need to invert all the colors of a PDF document (background, text, graphics, and images). I want it persistent in the file so the inverted viewing options, that some viewers offer, won't help. ...
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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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Linux: how to list printer names acceptable for use with lpr?

The lpr man page says a destination printer can be specified with the -P flag. -P destination[/instance] Prints files to the named printer. I have 'added' various printers on local Samba shares ...
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What do you do when you print job won't cancel?

I'm trying to cancel a print job in Vista to an HP 3845. I've rebooted, but it's still there, with Status "Deleting - Printing" thought nothing is happening. How can I make it really go away?
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How to disable/destroy forever Chrome's “print preview” option?

This question seems to come up a lot (pretty much every time a new version of Chrome is released). Previous answers such as these no longer apply (or don't work for Mac), however: How do I get the ...
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IE8 Printing Issue - Shrink to Fit is not Shrinking, right side getting hacked

I'm having this problem in a Sharepoint Extranet site. Several long/wide forms and grids are getting their right sides hacked off when printed. In IE7, Shrink to Fit solves this problem. However in ...
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Print from a page that doesn't allow any commands?

I have opened a webpage that has an article of very much interest to me. When I use Ctrl+P or right click, it says, "The page forbids you to use any additional commands." So now how do I print such a ...
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Notepad++ Display Printing Page Count

I have a rather large document i want to print via Notepad++, but i can't get the page count before printing. Is there a way to do it? (Assume standard 8.5"x11" paper)
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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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Poor quality PNG image when printing to PDF in Word 2010

I have a transparent PNG: The PNG file above was created from an EPS file to a high-resolution PNG, then resized using Photoshop. I am placing this image into a Word file on a cover page. The ...
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Automate printing of more than 10,000 emails and their attachments, including the contents of ZIP files

For some unholy reason I am required by work to print out 10,500 e-mails AND their attachments (which accompany about 70% of the e-mails) through Outlook 2010. I, like you, am appalled at such ...
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How to set default “Page Setup →Page Size” as A4 in Firefox?

In my Firefox (linux) I can change the page as A4 in File → Page Setup → Page Size. Doing this, I inform the browser to print my pages as A4, instead of the default of Letter. My printer doesn't have ...
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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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Print a huge SVG

I use Google Chrome to view a 1178x5408 .svg file. It includes a lot of small "subgraphics" (screenshots of dialogs, connected by arrows .. think "wizard"), the whole thing is created by graphviz. ...
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Setting color LaTeX generated PDF to print in black & white

I use LaTeX to generate PDF, and I see that colorful PDF is good for reading on screen but not so good with printing and reading. Is there any way to disable the color setting to make it all ...
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How to select the page range to print in Windows 8 Modern UI apps?

Today I wanted to print an email from the Mail app (modern UI). I selected devices from the charms bar, and I chose my printer. The problem is that it was a very long email (a 40 replies unthreaded ...
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VS11 Black Background when printing

When I try to print my Sourcecode from Visual Studio 11 RC, the Code gets printed as white on black, not the other way around. I tried searching for it in Enviroment- Colors- Printer, but I don't see ...
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Adobe acrobat not printing “there were no pages selected to print”

I am constantnly getting the error message "there were no pages selected to print" with acrobat v9 on XP. Anyone know how to get rid of this problem - other than a re-install?
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How do I print to a USB drive?

I don't own a printer. I want to print on-line documents such as coupons and airline tickets to a USB drive which I will then take to the Staples store for printing. I want to keep the bar codes ...
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On OS X, how do I print (a web-page) directly into my Google Docs account?

Is it possible to, from the OS X 10.6 print dialog, print the web-page directly into my Google Documents account? I can save as PDF and upload it, but, well, I want to cut out the middleman (ie, me; ...
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PDF: How can I print one page enlarged to multiple pages?

Is there a way using Adobe's Reader software to print a single PDF file page enlarged on to several physical pages? I know there are special "poster" printing packages, and that sometimes a printer ...
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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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Opening a PDF brings up the Print dialog

I have some PDF's which, when I double-click to open, automatically bring up the Print dialog box in Adobe Reader X. I'm on Windows XP. I think this is because of some code within the PDF itself. Is ...
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Where is the “Print Preview” option for Safari on Windows?

I am unable to find a way to generate a print preview using Safari 5.0.7533.16 on Windows XP Pro SP3. Google searches indicate that either a) there is a way to generate a print preview that I cannot ...
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What does the “Apply” button do on Windows print dialogs?

This has been bugging me for a long time: All standard Windows print dialogs have an Apply button next to OK and Cancel. What does it do? Sometimes it seems the application remembers preferences set, ...
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Disable Chromes Ctrl+P handling of printing

How can I disable Google Chrome's CTRL+P handling of printing (i.e. return the keyboard shortcut to Windows and how it handles printing)? Windows 7 64-bit Chrome v13.0.782.112 Edit, Now that I know ...
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Printing transcript with ANSI escape sequence

Is there a way to print a transcript generated using script that is coloured using ANSI escape sequences while preserving the colours? I am on Mac OS X 10.6, but any tool that works on ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Printing a Microsoft Word document in outline format

I'm currently typing up notes in Microsoft Word using the outline mode, but when I try to print this document it loses the outlining format and reverts to the original document:
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Multi-Page PDF Banner/Poster from PDF

I'm looking for a utility that will take one large sized PDF, and split it into smaller PDFs for banner/poster printing. Looking for a linux or multi-platform solution. More Background My goal is ...
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Computer prints blank pages before and after content

This would seem like a pretty simple question but I have exhausted every idea I can come up with. I bought a brand new Dell Latitude E5410 not too long ago with Windows 7 OS. I installed office 2010 ...
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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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Is there an approved way to clear /var/cups/cache on a Unix system?

My CUPS server has bad, obsolete data in /var/cups/cache. I could just blow away all the files, but I'd like to know if there is a "correct" way to clear the CUPS cache. Man pages and Google have ...
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How to fix missing equations in Word 2007 when printing/converting to PDF?

I don't know why, but some of the equations in my Word 2007 document just won't print. They are left blank in the actual print, despite being correctly shown in the Print Preview. The same happens if ...
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Validate PDF/X compliance without Acrobat Professional

I'm generating PDFs using pdflatex. I have found that the pdfx LaTeX module allows to make the files PDF/X compliant, but I would like to make sure that the generated documents are indeed compliant. ...
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Batch File Printing

I have a user that has to print out about 220 documents averaging 2-3 pages each. When printed using the standard Windows method of Select All - Right-click - Print it overwhelms either the print ...