11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2010 12:24 PM by Bruce De Benedictis
mac midiguy Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
When I find it necessary to print a thread of question/answers the printed font size if incredibly small and for MR MAGOO a waste of ink and paper.

Any tricks to increase the font size of the page(s) i want to print so that it is closer to 12 points ?

There are some forums that have a print version of their forum web pages.

LC520 (my first iMac 25MHz), 8500/SonnetG4, Performa 6360, QS G4, iMac 3.06GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,250 points)
    Hi, mac midiguy -

    In many browsers, Command-+ (that's the + key on the keypad set) will increase the font size for text displayed on a page. That should carry through when you print the page.

    You can also select the text, across many entries in a thread including the entire thread if needed, then click on the selected text and drag it off onto the desktop where it should turn into a text document. You can then open that in a text app or word processor, change the text to a size that suits you, and then print it. This has the advantage that you can remove any elements/portions of the thread that don't contribute to the solution, or that you don't otherwise want.
  • mac midiguy Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Don Archibald wrote:
    Hi, mac midiguy -

    In many browsers, Command-+ (that's the + key on the keypad set) will increase the font size for text displayed on a page. That should carry through when you print the page.



    +I can increase the web page but it will not print the same size +
    >


    You can also select the text, across many entries in a thread including the entire thread if needed, then click on the selected text and drag it off onto the desktop where it should turn into a text document. You can then open that in a text app or word processor, change the text to a size that suits you, and then print it. This has the advantage that you can remove any elements/portions of the thread that don't contribute to the solution, or that you don't otherwise want.



    +Good hint: I'll try this when get to a computer with attached printer+
  • mac midiguy Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Don Archibald wrote:




    You can also select the text, across many entries in a thread including the entire thread if needed, then click on the selected text and drag it off onto the desktop where it should turn into a text document. You can then open that in a text app or word processor, change the text to a size that suits you, and then print it. This has the advantage that you can remove any elements/portions of the thread that don't contribute to the solution, or that you don't otherwise want.



    I just tried this but can't find a text application that will open this file.

    It reminds me of the simple text documents created in os 9 and prior that could not be edited.

    More help with that hint please.
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,555 points)
    My suggestion is proving unreliable, so I have edited it out. Sorry about that.

    Message was edited by: roam
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,250 points)
    Hi, mac midiguy -

    What OS is this in?

    Have you tried opening it in a word processor rather than a text app?
  • Instant_1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi

    Just drop the .textClipping file on an open document in TextEditor.
    That will let you edit your doc.

    /Instant_1
  • mac midiguy Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Instant_1 wrote:
    Hi

    Just drop the .textClipping file on an open document in TextEditor.
    That will let you edit your doc.

    /Instant_1


    Apple's Text-Editor will not open the file: i just get a blank page.

    OS Tiger 10.4
  • mac midiguy Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Don Archibald wrote:
    Hi, mac midiguy -

    What OS is this in?

    Have you tried opening it in a word processor rather than a text app?



    OS Tiger: 10.4

    "Pages 09" could not see the file and Text-Edit opened the file as a blank page.

    Finally Text-Edit Plus 4.9 was able to open the document: wow, a lot of editing to get a readable document in larger print size.

    Odd, that Apple's forum can't buy the software that so many other forums have that creates a "printable" version which has a more decent size of font. Ah well, perhaps when Apple makes a few more bucks they can afford to buy that software.

    Thanks all for the help/advice.
  • Instant_1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi

    You are not supposed to OPEN the file with TextEditor. It's a drag&drop.

    1. Create a new (empty) document in TextEdit
    2. Drag and drop your file into that open document window.

    The text is automaticly copied into the open window.

    Or you can mark any part in a website and drag & drop it into an open TextEdor page. Easy as that . . .

    /Instant_1
  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
    Even easier: Select the text you want, then in the Safari menu, Services>New TexEdit Window Containing Selection.
  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
    By the way, to eliminate elements you do not want in the web page, you can use Printliminator.