Showing posts with label Print What You Like. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Print What You Like. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Print Edit - Trim Webpages Before You Print Them

Image Credit: Briar Press
We've all seen it at one time or another. Your student finds an article online that she likes so much that she just has to print it out and promptly proceeds to print the entire article complete with sidebar content and two or three blank pages mixed in for good measure. Fortunately, there are some tools that can prevent that kind of costly waste of paper and ink. I've previously featured three such tools here. Print Edit is another tool that you can teach students to use before printing out a lengthy webpage.

Print Edit is a Firefox add-on that allows you to edit the content of a webpage in your "print preview" screen. With Print Edit installed once you enter the print preview screen you can highlight and delete sections of a webpage before you print them. Using Print Edit could prevent the waste of a lot of paper and ink in your classroom or school print center.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Joliprint - Easily Convert Online Articles to a Print Friendly Format

Joliprint is a free service that converts online articles into a printer-friendly, reader-friendly format. The easiest way to use Joliprint is to add their bookmarklet to your browser's toolbar. Once installed click the Joliprint bookmarklet whenever you're reading an article that you want to print and Joliprint will generate a PDF of that article without the sidebar content from that blog or website. If you don't want to install the Joliprint bookmarklet you can simply copy a url and paste it into the conversion box on Joliprint.

Joliprint is not designed to work with search engine results list or homepages of sites and blogs. Joliprint only works with specific article urls. For example it won't work if you try it on freetech4teachers.com but will work with http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/04/its-april-15th-lets-learn-about-taxes.html. Take a look at a Joliprint rendered PDF of the link I just listed.

Applications for Education
If you're in the habit of printing articles to give to your students to read try using Joliprint to convert those articles into a reader-friendly format while saving ink and paper at the same time.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

3 Tools to Help You Save Paper & Ink in Your Classroom

This year, one of my goals is to make my classroom as paperless as Shelly Blake-Plock's classroom. However, as much as I strive toward that goal, as Michael Scott would remind us, a lot of business is still done on paper. Even if we still have to print items, we don't have to wasteful in our printing habits. Here are three tools that can help you reduce how much paper and ink you use when printing materials for your classroom.

Print What You Like is a simple web tool that lets users select just a portion of a website. This is particularly useful for printing articles from websites or blogs that do not have a "printer friendly" option. Print What You Like is not simply a cropping tool, users can also remove images from the background or foreground of a website before printing.

If you have ever wanted to print an article from a blog or a website, but wish you could do it without printing all of the ads and widgets in the side columns, you should take a look at PrintFriendly. PrintFriendly strips away all of the ads and side bar content allowing you to print only the article on the page. There are two ways to use PrintFriendly. You can copy and paste an article's url into the PrintFriendly homepage or use the PrintFriendly bookmarklet. I tried it both ways and much prefer using the bookmarklet as it doesn't require any toggling between browser tabs or windows. Below is a video overview of PrintFriendly.

Printliminator is a handy little bookmarklet for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Printliminator allows you to highlight a webpage and select only the elements which you wish to print. You can install Printliminator in seconds by just clicking and dragging it into your browser's toolbar. Watch the video below to learn more about Printliminator.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Printliminator - Save Ink and Save Paper

Printliminator is a handy little bookmarklet for Firefox (update: it also works in Chrome and Safari) that I just learned about from Steve Dembo. Printliminator allows you to highlight a webpage and select only the elements which you wish to print. You can install Printliminator in seconds by just clicking and dragging it into your browser's toolbar.

Watch the video below to learn more about Printliminator.


Applications for Education
If you've ever found an online article that you wanted to print for classroom use, you know that ads inserted into the text or excessively large headers can result in using more ink and paper than necessary. Printliminator allows you to remove those unnecessary elements and print just the text thereby saving your school paper and ink costs.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Save Paper and Save Ink, Use PrintFriendly

If you have ever wanted to print an article from a blog or a website, but wish you could do it without printing all of the ads and widgets in the side columns, you should take a look at PrintFriendly. PrintFriendly strips away all of the ads and side bar content allowing you to print only the article on the page. There are two ways to use PrintFriendly. You can copy and paste an article's url into the PrintFriendly homepage or use the PrintFriendly bookmarklet. I tried it both ways and much prefer using the bookmarklet as it doesn't require any toggling between browser tabs or windows. Below you will see two screen shots of an article from my blog.

Without using PrintFriendly.













With using PrintFriendly.












Here is a short video introduction to PrintFriendly.


Thanks to Mashable for the information about PrintFriendly

Applications for Education
PrintFriendly is a good little tool that could save school districts thousands of sheets of paper and gallons of ink over the course of a year.

Here is a related resources that may be of interest to you:
Print What You Like

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Save Paper, Print What You Like

If you have ever watched as a student prints off a ream of paper after pushing print on a website they've found, you need to try Print What You Like. Print What You Like is a simple web tool that lets users select just a portion of a website. This is particularly useful for printing articles from websites or blogs that do not have a "printer friendly" option. Print What You Like is not simply a cropping tool, users can also remove images from the background or foreground of a website before printing.

Applications for Education
Print What You Like has the potential to save schools a lot of money on paper and printer ink. Teach students to use Print What You Like before printing content from a website.