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Author Topic: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages  (Read 11256 times)

tinjaw

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Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« on: October 03, 2008, 08:47:28 AM »
I'm @ work and too busy to write more, but I'm sure you folks can fill in the details in the replies to this post.

http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/

It is a very cool free web service that allows you to print only what you want from a web page along with several excellent options. Think of it as FinePrint for the web.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 11:09:40 PM »
Wow that's amazing! :Thmbsup:


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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 12:03:08 AM »
Not sure if it's my connection but getting a page load error.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 12:08:52 AM »
just worked fine for me, nice find tinjaw  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 03:15:05 AM »
good find, tinjaw! :up: this will come in handy when i'm not using Firefox. i normally rely on the add-on called Aardvark to remove the fluff when using Firefox.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 02:56:27 PM »
I might need that one day... Usually I don't print anything (have been living without a printer for 6 years now), but maybe, just maybe, I'll be in a situation where I must print something. Then I can at least go to a place where they have internet and printer, and ask for a favor since I won't waste their dead trees.

Services like this are important imho; those that fill in the "little" needs, because the "smaller" the need the more people are likely to have it.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 08:04:01 AM »
i normally rely on the add-on called Aardvark to remove the fluff when using Firefox.

+1 for Aardvark. While it's not perfect, I can't imagine how anything could do any better without a ton of work from the user. Link here: http://karmatics.com/aardvark/

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 02:28:30 PM »
This looks like just what I have been looking for. My only problem is that when I clicked on your link I got to try it out but could not find a download link for it. What am I missing?

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 06:45:10 PM »
WOW - how have I not seen Aardvark before - +10 from me instantly.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 09:18:21 PM »
My only problem is that when I clicked on your link I got to try it out but could not find a download link for it. What am I missing?

Probably the bold green "Enter a url to start" field, or the reference just beneath it to the bookmarklet...

It's a web-app, there's nothing to download.  :)

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 09:27:44 PM »
you can also save the bookmarklet in your bookmarks/favourites for faster access.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2008, 07:18:08 PM »
Thanks to all! I had never had an occasion to use a web-app. and hence was not familiar with such.

Bob

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2008, 03:45:56 PM »
Just tried out PrintWhatYouLike to print this article for school and the results were terrible.

First attempt: Apostrophes and other symbols didn't display properly. And the entire first page was almost completely blank.
Second Attempt: Symbols still not displaying properly. Got first page working, but the article width is limited to about half the physical page width. Is there any way to remove that stupid width limitation?


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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2008, 05:06:47 PM »
I just tried, it doesnt seem to do those special characters well, or at all really.  I got it to full width by making sure all the bits around it were removed, then I selected it all and clicked the expand button. and this is the result

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2008, 10:10:06 PM »
I got it to go to the full width of the page by isolating the section it was in. I actually needed to do it twice because there were two embedded sections. However, I too had weird characters replacing some of the text.

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 02:10:38 PM »
+1 for Aardvark - printwhatyoulike can't cope with the UK rail enquiries website whereas Aardvark breezes through it

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2008, 11:07:12 AM »
printwhatyoulike can't cope with the UK rail enquiries website whereas Aardvark breezes through it

Can you apply Aardvark to the trains?

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2008, 02:18:07 PM »
Have you looked at/tried GreenPrint?

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Re: Selectively Print Only What You Want From Webpages
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2008, 02:33:45 PM »
I just tried, it doesnt seem to do those special characters well, or at all really.  I got it to full width by making sure all the bits around it were removed, then I selected it all and clicked the expand button. and this is the result

I got it to go to the full width of the page by isolating the section it was in. I actually needed to do it twice because there were two embedded sections. However, I too had weird characters replacing some of the text.

Weird. I tried so many times clicking "expand" and it never worked.