If you only want to print part of a web page, you have a couple of options on how to do so. It is for instance possible to highlight the area of the site that you want to print, and use the print highlighted area option to print only it and nothing else.
Depending on which browser you use, you may also be able to use extensions that aid you when it comes to the printing of select contents.
Firefox users can use Print Edit for example to edit the page they want to print and remove all elements on it that they do not want printed.
HP Smart Web Printing (thanks Archer for the tip) is another program that you can use for that. It is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, and adds a button to the browser after installation.
Depending on how you have configured your browser, you may see it right away, or may need to customize the interface first before it becomes available.If you are using a relatively new version of Internet Explorer, you may also need to allow the add-on explicitly before it becomes available.Once done, all you have to do is click on the HP Smart Print icon to start the print job. The program determines the area of the page automatically that you want to print so that you do not have to highlight specific areas of the page before anymore.You can change the dimensions however at any time to include more or less contents on the print out.Update: Please note that HP Smart Print appears to be incompatible with newer versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox. The official homepage states that it is only compatible with Internet Explorer 6 or higher, but that seems to include only versions up to IE 10. A test using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 failed. While the extension was installed in the browser, a click on the icon did not have any result.There is also a difference between HP Smart Web Printing, a legacy version that only supports 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer 6 to 8, and HP Smart Print, a version that supports 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer up to version 10.To make matters even more confusing, there is also the Chrome extension HP Smart Print, which adds the functionality to Google's web browser as well.Advertisement
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